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'•'Hill Crest," the Old Anderson Homstead in South Carolina, Ann C. Anderson 

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Genealogical Department 17 

Children of the American Revolution: 

Regular meeting of the National Board 29 

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American Revolution 


VoLXLV.No. 1 

July, 1914 

Whole No. 264 

Hill Crest, the Old Anderson Homestead, 
in Sumter County, South Carolina. 

By Ann Catherine Anderson Saunders 

In ye olden time, when trie approach- 
ing mail coach was heralded by the 
blowing horn and a general ripple of 
excitement attended its passing, when 
the public highway was the sole over- 
land link connecting our cities by the 
long, weary miles our forefathers trav- 
eled, in those olden days was built the 
road between Charlotte, North Carolina, 
and Charleston, South Carolina. 

Fifteen miles below Camden this 
highway passes through a beautiful hill 
country, known as the High Hills of 
Santee. In sight of this coach road 
rises a majestic hill upon the crest of 
which is situated the old Colonial home 
of the Andersons, on extensive grounds 
midst a bower of trees softly outlined 
against the Western sky it stands, still 
in a good state of preservation and re- 
plete with association, relics and leg- 
ends pertaining to Colonial days, the 
War of the Revolution, the War of 
1812, Indian wars, the Mexican War 
and the war between the States. 

Should we stroll through the sweet- 
scented garden, with its tangle of 

shrubs and flowers, or down long ave- 
nues or passing"the stately groups of 
pyraniical cypress, rest in the portico 
of the old library, or linger beside the 
sundial, or watch the shifting weather- 
vanes or look beyond at the fleecy 
clouds, the deep blue sky or a radiant 
sunset, — whatever we do or wherever 
we go, there is an abiding sense of in- 
finite harmony pervading the place; 
within its portals dwelt always the spir- 
it of a gracious hospitality, its ample 
proportions and spacious rooms soft- 
ened with the lights and shadows of 
chivalric history impart to it an at- 
mosphere of peculiar dignity and ro- 

Here Cornwallis ensconced himseli, 
making this house his headquarters 
while in this vicinity, harassing that 
gallant and determined band who, led 
by the intrepid Sumter, carried on 
their guerilla warfare with such telling 

At another period of the War of the 
Revolution, Gen. Greene was so favor- 
ably impressed with the charm and 

Daughters of the 

American Revolution 


VoI.XLV.No. 1 

July, 1914 

Whole No. 264 

Hill Crest, the Old Anderson Homestead, 
in Sumter County, South Carolina. 

By Ann Catherine Anderson Saunders 

In ye olden time, when trie approach- 
ing mail coach was heralded by the 
blowing horn and a general ripple of 
excitement attended its passing, when 
the public highway was the sole over- 
land link connecting our cities by the 
long, weary miles our forefathers trav- 
eled, in those olden days was built the 
road between Charlotte, North Carolina, 
and Charleston, South Carolina. 

Fifteen miles below Camden this 
highway passes through a beautiful hill 
country, known as the High Hills of 
Santee. In sight of this coach road 
rises a majestic hill upon the crest of 
which is situated the old Colonial home 
of the Andersons, on extensive grounds 
midst a bower of trees softly outlined 
against the Western sky it stands, still 
in a good state of preservation and re- 
plete with association, relics and leg- 
ends pertaining to Colonial days, the 
War of the Revolution, the War of 
1812, Indian wars, the Mexican War 
and the war between the States. 

Should we stroll through the sweet- 
scented garden, with its tangle of 

shrubs and flowers', or down long ave- 
nues or passing the stately groups of 
pyranxical cypress, rest in the portico 
of the old library, or linger beside the 
sundial, or watch the shifting weather- 
vanes or look beyond at the fleecy 
clouds, the deep blue sky or a radiant 
sunset, — whatever we do or wherever 
we go, there is an abiding sense of in- 
finite harmony pervading the place ; 
within its portals dwelt always the spir- 
it of a gracious hospitality, its ample 
proportions and spacious rooms soft- 
ened with the lights and shadows of 
chivalric history impart to it an at- 
mosphere of peculiar dignity and ro- 

Here Cornwallis ensconced himself, 
making this house his headquarters 
while in this vicinity, harassing that 
gallant and determined band who, led 
by the intrepid Sumter, carried on 
their guerilla warfare with such telling 

At another period of the Yv r ar of the 
Eevolution, Gen. Greene was so favor- 
ably impressed with the charm and 


healthfullness of these High Hills of 
Santee that he selected this neighbor- 
hood to camp his army when rest be- 
came necessary for his men, bringing 
them here several times to recruit. 
Upon one of these occasions, he made 
his headquarters in this same house 
which a short period before his enemy 
had appropriated. Gen. Greene left a 
lasting memento of his visit by having 
one of his men brand the opposite 
doors of the large entrance hall with 
the letters C. A. (Continental Army). 
One of these doors already bore a mark 
which still remains, from a blow made 
witli the butt end of a musket in the 
hands of a British soldier during the 
occupancy of Lord Cornwallis. 

When General Sumter's home was 
burned by Tarleton's men, Mrs. Sum- 
ter took refuge under this historic roof. 
There is a large oak on the sloping 
lawn known as the "Spy Oak," with 
the girth of two centuries or more and 
the gnarled bumps of knowledge hold- 
ing fast the secrets of the Tory spies 
who were hung from its branches. 

During the war between the States a 
mighty host marched over the old State 
road; the blight of desolation marked 
its path; armed men again crossed this 
threshold and the twice told tale of 
was war recorded within its walls. 
Brooking not the delay of locks and 
keys, dextrous bayonets pierced the 
old sideboard, thus quickly revealing 
its contents, and one more libation was 
offered to the God of "War. 

The [Revolutionary owners were 
Thomas Hooper, Esq., brother of "Wil- 
liam Hooper, signer of the Declaration 
of Independence, and Mary Heron 
Hooper, his wife. Thomas Hooper died 
in the year 1897, Mary Heron Hooper 
in 1820. Their niece and adopted 
daughter, Mary Jane Mackenzie, was 
the daughter of Elizabeth Heron Mac- 
kenzie and John [Mackenzie, and grand- 
daughter of William Mackenzie and 
great-grand-daughter of George [Mac- 
kenzie of Scotland. Her maternal 
grandfather, Benjamin Heron, was for 

twenty years an officer in the Royal 
Navy; his fine portfolio of maps bear- 
ing the date of 1720 is well preserved 
among the relics in the Anderson home- 
stead. At the time of his death, which 
occurred in 1770. he was one of His 
[Majesty's Councilors of North Caro- 

Mary Jane Mackenzie was married 
January 30th, ISIS, to Dr. William 
Wallace Anderson, who was from 
Montgomery County, [Maryland. He 
was the son of Col. Richard Anderson 
of Revolutionary fame, and Ann Wal- 
lace, his wife. He descent traces back 
to a brother of the heroic Scotch com- 
mander, Sir William Wallace. 

Dr. William Wallace Anderson set- 
tled here, practicing his profession dur- 
ing a long and honored life. Here were 
born his sons and his daughters, among 
whom, were Gen. Richard Heron Ander- 
son and Dr. William Wallace Ander- 
son, respectively the ranking officer 
and the ranking surgeon in the War 
between the States. 

Capt. Edward Mackenzie Anderson, 
a third and only other living son, was 
killed in the bloody battle near Wil- 
liamsburg, May fifth, 1862, while serv- 
ing as aide to his brother, Gen. R, H. 

Gen. Richard Heron Anderson grad- 
uated from the U. S. Miliary Academy 
at West Point July first, 1842. He was 
then sent to the Cavalry School for 
practice at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 
where he remained until 1843. In 1850 
he married Sarah Gibson, daughter of 
John B. Gibson, Chief Justice of 

Dr. William Wallace Anderson grad- 
uated from the South Carolina College 
and later from the University of Penn- 
sylvania in 1849. In 1855 he married 
Mary Virginia Childs, daughter of 
Brigadier General Thomas Childs, a 
distinguished officer from. Massachu- 
setts, descended from New England 
patriots w T ho had borne their part with 
noble self-sacrifice during those early 
days of struggle and adversity through 


which the colonies passed, and in the 
War of the Revolution. 

In this house died that eminent 
statesman, diplomat, scientist and bot- 
anist, the Hon. Joel R. Poinsett, L. L. 
D., while on a visit to his friend, Dr. 
Anderson, in the, year 1S51. His re- 
mains and those of his wife are laid to 
rest in the Anderson lot in the beau- 
tiful old church yard near by. It was 
he who introduced the poinsettia plant 
into this country. 

We dreamed sweet dreams in the 
Lafayette bed, with its eagles and 

lS14-and found at Fort Niagara -in 1816. 
The gaily embroidered priest's robe, 
the gift of grateful nuns for protection 
during the Mexican War. The swords 
and sashes and epaulets — rare ancient 
books! The size of many a tome 
would lead one to believe that there 
were truly giants in the brave old days 
of mermaids, griffins, sea-serpents and 
other monsters so charmingly familiar 
to writers a few centuries ago. 

These things and more are gathered 
here, mute tokens of those who without 
fear and without reproach came to the 

The Old State Eoad 

Over which Great Armies passed during the War of the Revolution and the War between 

the States, as it now looks at the gate of the Anderson Home. 

flags and stars, such a quaint old bed, 
upon which Marquis de Lafayette re- 
posed when he visited Charleston. He 
must have felt that the people loved 
him whose national emblems watched 
o'er his slumbers. This bed was 
brought here and remained in the 
house many years. The servants called 
it "the King's bed." 

Each child in the family has sipped 
from General Washington's spoon and 
viewed the candle, yellow w T ith age, 
taken from the stores of Lord Corn- 
wallis after his surrender at York- 
town. The small Bible, lost by Gen. 
Childs during the siege of Fort Erie in 

end of a perfect day and no longer tar- 
ry with us, memories too superbly fine 
and sw r eet to float away as the mists and 
fade into nothingness. 

This old homestead has been continu- 
ously owned and occupied by the An- 
derson family; from under its roof 
have gone forth men and women bear- 
ing with them the highest standards of 
duty and of devoted service to their 
people and their country. 

A short biographical sketch of Gen- 
eral. Sumter contains corroborative tes- 
timony regarding General Greene. 
From it I quote the following excerpt : 

"In July when Gen. Greene on ac- 


count of the ill health prevalent in the 
army retired to the High Hills of San- 
tee for the benefit of repose and purer 
atmosphere, he despatched Gen. Sum- 
ter having under him the corps of Mar- 
ion and Lee to break up the enemy's 
posts in the vicinity of Charleston and 
to dislodge the nineteenth regiment at 
Monk's Corner." (From the National 
Portrait Gallery of Distinguished 
Americans, Vol. IV.) 

Gen. Sumter's dwelling, which was 
burnt by the British, was situated little 
more than a mile from the Anderson 
home, the two tracts of land would 
touch, did not the old coach road pass 
between. A beautiful spring flows 
down the valley like a silver thread, 
separating these two hills, wending its 
way onward through shadowy wood- 

lands rich in the flora of Carolina. 
This spring, built up with rock ma- 
sonry by Gen. Greene, for the conven- 
ience of his camp, is now almost per- 
fect. A few rocks only have been dis- 
placed by the roots of an overhanging 
tree. Many dews have fallen since 
those days when "Gen. Greene's spring 
was built ; numberless deer still bound- 
ed through the forests, still paused with 
heads erect and, with quickened vision, 
alertly watched for the lithe form and 
unerring shaft of the Indian hunter; 
the noiseless tread of his moccasined 
feet had scarce passed from these hills 
forever when came those other warriors 
and laid them down to rest under the 
"shade of these trees, quenched their 
thirst at these springs, renewed their 
strength upon these everlasting hills. 







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Resolutions adopted by John Paul 
Jones Chapter, D. A. R., Feb. 25, 1914. 

Presented by the regent, Miss Marion 
H. Brazier. 

1. That John Paul Jones Chapter, 

D. A. R., go on record as con- 
demning the use of the Ameri- 
can flag any way to lower its 
dig nit}". 

2. That no person be permitted to 

appear before the chapter who 

makes use of the flag (or any 
representation thereof) as an 
article of wear. 
That members attending enter- 
tainments where this gross vio- 
lation of respect for the flag is 
evident, assert their disapproval 

in a manner conveying a mon 

protest in the hope of converting 
those who thoughtlessly disre- 
gard the etiquette of the flag. 

Georgia's Presidential Electors for 1 789 

(Mrs. J. S.) Alice Glaze Lowrey, State Historian, Georgia 

A convention of the States met in 
May of 17S7, in Philadelphia, for the 
purpose of drafting a form of govern- 
ment to take the place of the Articles 
of Confederation. Georgia had two rep- 
resentatives at this convention: William 
Few and Abraham Baldwin. 

After the Constitution of the United 
States had been signed by the delegates, 
and accepted by the States, the next im- 
portant proceeding was the election of 
a President and Vice-President. 

Article 11, section 2, provides that 
"Each State shall appoint in such man- 
ner as the legislature thereof may direct, 
a number of electors equal to the whole 
number of senators and representatives 
to which the State may be entitled in 
the congress; but no senator or repre- 
sentative or person holding an office of 
trust or profit under the United, States 
shall be appointed an electoivI_V 

An excerpt from the House Journal 
(Georgia) of Wednesday, January 7th, 
1789, gives us the information that ' ' The 
House proceeded to ballot for five elec- 
tors to meet in Augusta for the purpose 
of choosing a President and Vice-Presi- 
dent of the United States, conformably 
to the Ordinance of the United States of 
the 12th of September last, and on the 
ballot being taken and examined, it ap- 
peared that the Hon. George Hadley, 
George Walton, John King, John Milton 
and the Hon. Henry Osborne, Esqrs., 
were appointed/' 

The electors met in 1789 and George 
Washington was elected unanimously to 
the office of President and John Adams, 
receiving more votes than any of the 
other candidates, was declared Vice- 

New York, Vermont, Rhode Island 
and North Carolina failed to send elec- 
tors to this first congress, but Georgia 

was one of the nine States who had a 
part in the election of Washington as 
first President. 

George Handly. 

George Handly was born near Shef- 
field, England, Feb.. 9, 1752, and died 
at Kae's Hall, Ga. ? Sept. 17, 1793. He 
came to America at the age of 23, ar- 
riving in Savannah on the eve of the 

When the first battalion of troops was 
raised for the Continental Army, he 
was made first Lieutenant of Co. B. In 
October of the same year, he was made 
Captain. He participated in the opera- 
tions of the Southern Department, chief- 
ly in Georgia and South Carolina, and 
in July, 1780, was made a Major. 

At Augusta he fell into the hands of 
the enemy, due to the treachery of Gen. 
Andrew Williamson, who deserted his 
command. He was afterwards exchanged 
and retired from service with the rank 
of Lieut. Col. 

After the Revolution, he represented 
Richmond Co. in the General Assembly 
and in 1788 became Governor of Geor- 
gia. The following year President 
Washington appointed him Collector of 
the Port of Brunswick, a position which 
he held at the time of his death. 
George Walton. 

George Walton was born in Prince 
Edward County, Va., in 1749. During 
his boyhood days he was an apprentice 
to a carpenter, but possessed of an am- 
bitious nature, he studied by the light of 
pine-knots and acquired an education. 

He came to Georgia when 20 years of 
age and began the practice of law in 
Savannah. From the first he was an 
active Patriot and was the Secretary of 
Georgia's first Secession Convention, 
held in 1775 when the Colony severed 
the ties of allegiance to the Crown. 



During the same year, he became 
President of the Council of Safety. He 
represented Georgia in the Continental 
Congress in 17 To* and signed the Dec- 
laration of Independence. 

At the siege of Savannah in 1779 he 
was- wounded and made prisoner. At 
this time he held the rank of Lieut. 
Colonel. The fall of Savannah into the 
hands of the British was due to the fail- 
ure of Gen. Howe to guard an exposed 
point m the rear of the town to which 
Col. Walton called his attention. 

In 1779, he became Governor of Geor- 
gia, an office to which he was subse- 
quently recalled in 
1789. In 1788, with 
Edward Telfair and 
Edward Langworthy, 
he signed the Articles 
of Confederation for 
Georgia. In 1783, he 
was made Chief Jus- 
tice of Georgia. In 
1796, he became U. S. 
Senator. He was also 
one of the first Trus- 
tees of the University 
of Georgia. 

There w T as scarcely 
an office in the gift of 
the State which Gov. 
Walton did not fill, 
and he was the most 
distinguished of the 
trio who signed the 
immortal scroll of 

The last years of his life were spent 
upon the bench of the Middle Circuit. 
He died at "Meadow Garden," his home 
near Augusta, in 1S04, and was buried 
in a country church yard, from which 
his ashes were subsequently exhumed 
to rest under the monument to the Sign- 
ers of the Declaration of Independence 
in Augusta. 

In 1777, Gov. Walton married Dor- 
othy Camber. She was the daughter of 
a Royalist but became one of the most 
ardent Patriots. Madam Levert, his 

George Walton. 

granddaughter, was the most gifted 
woman of her day in the South. She 
named the Florida Capital, Tallahassee- 
"Meadow Garden," Gov. Walton's old 
home, near Augusta, is now the prop- 
erty of the X. S. D. A. R., by which 
organization it is preserved as a patri- 
otic museum. 

John Milton. 
John Milton w r as born in Halifax 
County, N. C, in 1730, of English par- 
ents. He became an extensive planter 
in Georgia and when the State Govern- 
ment was organized in 1777, he became 
Georgia's first Secretary of State. 

When the British 
overran the State, he 
removed the State rec- 
ords first to Charles- 
ton, S. C, later to 
New Berne, N. C, 
and finally to Mary- 
land, where they re- 
mained until the close 
of the Revolution. 

He was a Lieuten- 
ant in the Continen- 
tal Army at King's 
Mountain and a mem- 
ber of the Executive 
Council when Wilkes 
and Richmond Coun- 
ties comprised all of 
the loyal territory 
which remained to 

As the only repre- 
sentative of the State 
Government, in the State, he was practi- 
cally the ruling power in civil life. 

At the surrender of Fort Howe, he 
was made a prisoner and confined for 
months in St. Augustine. He was after- 
wards exchanged and through a series 
of promotions arose to the rank of 

When the tide turned in favor of the 
Patriots, he was again made Secretary 
of State, an office to which he was sub- 
sequently re-elected in 1783 and 1789. 
He was a charter member of the Society 
of Cincinnati. 

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He died near Louisville on his plan- 
tation at a date unknown. Gen. H. V. 
Milton was his son. Gov. John Milton 
of Florida, his grandson, and Gen. Wil- 
liain Henry Milton, a Confederate offi- 
cer, his great grandson. Mrs. William 
Y. Atkinson, widow of a former Gover- 
nor of Georgia, is a descendant. 

Henry Osborne. 

Little is known of this distinguished 
Patriot. He served with distinction in 
the Revolution after which he represent- 
ed Camden Co. in the General Assembly 
of Georgia, and on the eve of the adop- 

tion of the Federal Constitution, was 
elected to the Continental Congress, 
though he does not appear to have taken 
his seat in that body, which afterwards 
merged into the National House of Rep- 

John King. 
Concerning this early Georgian, who 
was one of Georgia's first Presidential 
Electors, there is nothing whatever in 
the records to show his service to the 
State, though he was probably one of 
the representative men of his time, and 
as an office holder, he was frequently 
honored by his fellow-citizens. 

State Conferences 


The May conference of the Massachu- 
setts Daughters of the American Revolu- 
tion was held in Boston, Friday, May 15, 
at their headquarters in Ashburton 
Place, the State regent, Mrs. George 0. 
Jenkins, presiding. 

A large number of delegates and their 
alternates from the different chapters 
was present. The "business of the day 
included the annual reports made by 
the chairmen of the various committees, 
election of a number of State officers 
and the announcement by the State re- 
gent of those selected by her to till the 
appointive offices for the ensuing year. 
The following three officers were re- 
elected. Mrs. J. Frank Dodge, of Win- 
chester, State recording secretary, Mrs. 
Frederick S. Davis, of Boston, State 
treasurer, and Mrs. L. A. Cook, of 
Greenfield, State historian. The follow- 
ing reports of standing committees were 
made and approved by the meeting : On 
Conversation of the Home, by Mrs. Mil- 
ton P. Higgins, of Worcester; on the 
Daughters of the American Revolu- 
tion Magazine, by Mrs. Edward Harold 
Crosby, of Boston; Children of the 
American Revolution, Mrs. Alvin W. 
Bailey, Newton: Credentials, Mrs. Whit- 
temore; Finance, Mrs. Nena D. Gage; 
Hospitality, Mrs. W, H. Allinej Recep- 

tions, Mrs. Maynard; Music, Sirs. Tir- 
rell; Conservation, Mrs. Stanley C. 
Lary, Cohasset; Reciprocity, Mrs. Wai- 
ter F. Jones; "Real Daughters," Mrs. 
Elmer H. Allen, Shirley; Historic 
Spots, Mrs. Silvio M. Gozzaldi, of Cam- 
bridge; Prevention of Desecration of 
National Flag, Mrs. Georgia Ryan ; Rev- 
olution a ry Relics, Mrs. Wm. B. Rand, 
Dorchester; Old Trails, Miss Susan B. 
Willard, Hingharn; Press, Mrs. Davis. 
These reports together with those of 
the subordinate chapters mark the year 
just ended as one of increasing activity 
particularly along patriotic and educa- 
tional lines of work. The report of the 
treasurer showed cash receipts of nearly 
$1,400, with disbursements for general 
and special purposes of about $'740, leav- 
ing a balance of approximately $640 on 
hand. A letter of sympathy together 
with flowers was sent to Mrs. Charles 
H. Masury, honorary State regent on 
account of her illness. At the afternoon 
session, Chester S. McGowan, Chancel- 
lor of the American National College in 
Springfield, was a guest and told the 
Society about the purposes of the col- 
lege and results already accomplished. 
There are more than seventeen national- 
ities represented in the enrollment ol 
students. Mr. McGowan has given an ac- 


count, of this work before several chap- 
ters iu this State and as a result quite 
a number have contributed toward dif- 

ferent objects and especially toward a 
fund for a proposed new dormitory. — 
Mrs. L. A. Cook, Historian. 

North CaroEina 

The thirteenth annual conference of 
the North Carolina D. A. B. was held in 
Charlotte, November 3rd and 4th, 1913. 
The hostess chapter, Liberty Hall, under 
its enthusiastic regent, Mrs. Charles W. 
Tillett, had planned and carried out in 
detail so much that was pleasant and 
profitable for the assembled Daughters, 
that the recollection of the two days 
spent as their guests will ever be a mem- 
orable one. 

Mrs. William N. Reynolds, the State 
regent, presided in her customary gra- 
cious, capable fashion. Addresses of 
welcome to the D. A. R. by the mayor, 
representatives of the women's clubs, 
Colonial Dames, XL D. C, and others 
were charmingly responded to by Mrs. 
Thomas Settle of the Edward Buncumb 
Chapter. The regent's report of the 
fine work done during the year, and the 
number of new chapters formed was re- 
ceived with hearty applause. The Pres- 
ident General, Mrs/ Story, spoke of the 
National Society, and of her pleasure in 
visiting the State; her address was fol- 
lowed by that of Mrs. Bassett, the His- 
torian General, and a talk about the 
magazine, by Miss Finch. Visitors from 
other States brought greetings, and ad- 
ded to the interest of the occasion. Mrs. 
Van Landingham, the Vice-President 
General, spoke with her accustomed 
ease and eloquence, while the gracious 
presence of Mrs. Stonewall Jackson 
rested like a benediction on the assem- 
bled company. 

The news by the chairman, that the 
special State work of the D. A. R.. mark- 
ing Boone's Trail for 150 miles from his 
home on the Yadkin to the Tennessee 
line, had been completed, was greeted 
with an outburst of enthusiasm, show- 
ing how widespread had been the inter- 
est in locating and marking this long lost 
historic trail. The suggestions were 
made as to the next work to be under- 

taken by the North Carolina chapters, 
and each suggestion proved so popular 
it was decided to set to work at once to 
carry them through to a successful com- 
pletion, committees being appointed by 
the regent. 

The Society will undertake the pur- 
chase and restoration of Old Fort 
Dobbs, near Statesville, once the limit 
of the far flung battle line of the set- 
tler against the savage red-man, and for 
many years a haven of safety to the 
hardy pioneer and his family when the 
Indians went on the war path. 

In addition, the Daughters will un- 
dertake the purchase and restoration of 
"The Groves'' in Halifax, once the 
stately home of Wiley Jones, where a 
penniless, friendless emigrant found 
refuge and training and help. In loving 
gratitude John Paul later added the 
name of Jones to his own, and as John 
Paul Jones, made famous wherever the 
English language is spoken, the name of 
the master of "The Groves "' of Halifax, 
North Carolina. 

These are the two tasks undertaken by 
the North Carolina Daughters. The re- 
ports of the different regents show 
steady work along patriotic lines, and a 
beautiful spirit of kindly interest in the 
work of other chapters. 

Beautiful entertainments were given 
the visiting D. A. R. Liberty Hall 
Chapter gave a delightful reception, 
attended by hundreds of visitors, at the 
home of their regent, Mrs. Tillett. Meck- 
lenberg Chapter entertained at an elab- 
orate luncheon at the home of Mrs. R. 
M. Miller, and the U. D. C. entertained 
most charmingly at the home of Mrs. 
W. J. Chambers, while the festivities 
were brought to a delightful ending by 
a musicale at the residence of Mrs. Stu- 
art V r arren Cramer, given by the Col- 
oniaLDames. — Jenny W. W. Overman, 
State Corresponding Secretary. 

Work of the Chapters 

Harrisburg Chapter (Harrisburg, 
Pa.). — The chapter celebrated its twen- 
tieth ' anniversary at the Harrisburg 
Country Club on Tuesday afternoon, 
May 19th. 

The regent, Mrs. McCauley, presided 
and led in the ritual, which is always 
observed at the chapter meetings. The 
members had the privilege of inviting 
friends, and the day being very beauti- 
ful, the room was filled, so that there 
was a fine volume of sound when the 
stirring words of the Battle Hymn of 
the Republic were sung. 

The annual reports of the officers 
showed such faithful and efficient serv- 
ice, that it w^as gratifying to the chap- 
ter to know r that they were willing to 
serve for another year. The state song, 
"Pennsylvania," was sung. Owing to 
the death of the father of the delegate 
to the Continental Congress, the histori- 
an, Miss Snyder, compiled a very in- 
teresting account of its proceedings 
from the Washington papers. Several 
beautiful solos w r ere sung by Miss Mary 
Bell Corbett. 

Miss Pearson, for six years regent of 
the. chapter, a charter member, and the 
historian for the first ten years of its 
existence, gave an intensely interesting 
account of the organization of the chap- 
ter on May 19th, 1894, presenting a vivid 
picture of the enthusiasm of the early 
meetings, and the interest taken in the 
fine historical papers written by the 
members. The first of these papers was 
on the lovely Jane McCrea, whose cruel 
murder by the Indian allies of the Brit- 
ish aroused the people of the frontiers 
as nothing else had done. This paper 
was written by the historian herself, her 
interest in the history of the ill-fated 
girl being heightened by the fact that 
she was the sister of her own great-great 
grandmother. At the conclusion of the 
historian's ten years of service, she com- 
piled these historical papers and had 

them printed in an octavo volume, bound 
in the colors of our patriotic Society 
with the insignia on the cover, and pre- 
sented a copy to each member of the 
chapter, a valuable souvenir of the his- 
torical and literary work of the first ten 
years of the Harrisburg Chapter. Miss 
Pearson also told of the erection of the 
handsome iron gateway at the entrance 
to old Paxton Graveyard, where lie so 
many of the Revolutionary heroes, fron- 
tier defenders, soldiers of 1812 and of 
the Civil War. The bronze tablets 
placed upon the pillars supporting the 
gates have engraved upon them the 
names of sixty of these honored men. 
This old historic church, which dates 
back to 1740, is used as a place of wor- 
ship to the present day. The erection 
of this gateway, together with the inter- 
esting presentation exercises on the 8th 
of October, 1906, was the high water 
mark of the work of the Harrisburg 

Miss Pearson told of the two State 
Conferences held in Harrisburg, and 
paid touching and beautiful tribute to 
the memory of the many members who 
had passed away, 

For a number of years the chapter 
has assisted in the support of different 
young girls at the school at Hindman, 

After a pleasant social hour the mem- 
bers and their friends said farewell with 
many expressions of praise for the fine 
work accomplished during the twenty 
years of the life of the Harrisburg 
Chapter. — Caroline Pearson, vice- re- 

General Ebsnezer Learned Chapter 
(Oxford, Mass.). — The chapter held its 
annual meeting at Stonebrook farm, the 
home of the vice-regent, Mrs. Mary D. 
Stone, May 11, 1914. 

Reports of the recording secretary, 
treasurer, historian and cemetery com- 
mittee were read. Copies of the book, 


"Guide to the United States for Immi- 
grants, " were presented to the public 
libraries of Oxford, Webster and Au- 
burn. Twenty-five dollars was given to 
the International College at Springfield. 

The following officers were elected for 
the ensuing year : Corresponding secre- 
tary, Miss Alice M. Brady; registrar, 
Mrs. Mary A. Clark; treasurer, Mrs. 
Edith D. Ellis; historian and librarian, 
Mrs. Sarah E. Wetherell; Mrs. Ada P. 
Wellington was elected a member of the 
Board of Management. 

Mrs. Emma A. Craig, who had served 
the chapter as treasurer since its organi- 
zation, was given a rising vote of thanks 
for her long and faithful service. 

The historian also received a vote of 

After the election a pleasant surprise 
was given to the regent, Mrs. Mary E. 
L. Wellington, formerly Miss Lamprey, 
when Mrs. Mary D. Stone presented her 
with a D. A. E. pin, on behalf of the 
chapter, as a wedding gift. Miss Lam- 
prey's marriage to Mr. Charles H. Wel- 
lington having occurred in April. 

Monthly meetings have been held dur- 
ing the year in the church parlors, and 
in homes of the members. Membership 
is increasing and the chapter is recog- 
nized as a force for good in Oxford, and 
the towns from which it draws its mem- 

The most important work which it has 
performed was the presentation to the 
town of Oxford, of a monument to its 
Revolutionary soldiers, which was dedi- 
cated July, 1913, on the occasion of the 
bicentennial celebration of the founding 
of the town. This celebration occupied 
three days and was of a highly interest- 
ing nature. 

The program committee for the com- 
ing year is as follows: Mrs. Nellie Gal- 
lup,*Mr«. Mary C. Phillips, Mrs. Mary 
D. Stone, Mrs. Harriet R. Kilton, Mrs. 
Florence Barnes, Mrs. Mary E. H. Tuck- 
er, Miss Abby B. Shute.— -Evelyn E. 
Perry, hist o ria n. 

Pee Dee Chapter ( Bennett sville, S. 
C,)._-The year 1913-1914 has been an 

unusually delightful season with the Pee 
Dee Chapter. The spirit of enthusiasm, 
good fellowship, and patriotic zeal has 
been with us. The first meeting of the 
year was held with our regent, Mrs. 
Pratt, as hostess. The constitution and 
by-laws were read, then "The Real 
American in Romance" was introduced 
for literary and historic research this 
year, which has been very attractive and 
full of historic interest. The ''pot- 
pourri" too has been interesting, while 
the review of the Magazine each month 
has been hailed with delight. Besides 
our monthly meetings, our social meet- 
ings at Christmas, and the birthday of 
our country's paternal ancestor, have 
been events of the season. At the home 
of our regent, the Yuletide meeting 
brought picturesquely to our minds the 
origin of Christmas, and the old Colonial 
Christmas customs, then the modern 
Christmas innovations afforded much 

Washington's Birthday was celebrat- 
ed at the Masonic banquet hall with a 
Colonial Tea. Delightful music, an old 
time quilting, the display of Colonial 
relics, and drinking of Colonial Tea, 
with cherries as souvenirs, amid Colonial 
dames, was an appropriate setting for 
the day. 

Our chapter has met all obligations 
this year, subscribing our quota for all 

Our Medal Committee has offered a 
prize for best examination on American 
history, instead of an essay, as hereto- 
fore, to the high school pupils. Our 
chapter was represented at the 23rd Con- 
gress by our State vice-regent, Mrs, II. 
L. McColl; the regent's appointee, Mrs. 
J. A. Faisou; and Miss Margaret Jack- 
son as alternate. 

Our chapter has been honored this 
year by making one of our members 
State vice-regent, and one was appoint- 
ed hy our President Generai on the 
National Committee on Historical Re- 
search and Preservation of Records. Our 
historian has placed in Continental Hall 
at Washington, an index of the first re- 



corded wills of Marlboro Co., from 1786- 
1850 ; also first recorded land deeds from 
1786-1850. A copy of the Mason Lee 
will in which our State and Tennessee 
were so deeply interested, and a sketch 
of the Earliest History of Marlboro Co. 
I have also in my possession manuscripts 
from a Revolutionary soldier of this 
county, who fought under Marion, and 
was a member of the militia in Charles- 
ton in 1776. 

Our latest venture is to collect the 
lineage of each member 
of this chapter and file 
in a bound book, also to 
preserve Daughters of 
the American Revolu- 
tion Magazines. The 
historian suggests the 
marking of a site near 
Kollock in Marlboro 
County, where Greene 
took command of the 
army (and from this 
point marched to Guil- 
ford Court House, N. C.) 
while the spot is known. 
— (Mrs. J. A.) Jessie 
K. Faison, liistarian. 

Keokuk Chapter (Ke- 
okuk, la.) — This year 
has been the most re- 
markable in point of 
achievement of any in 
our chapter history. In 
five months' time, head- 
ed by a committee of 
eight, the chapter raised 
by popular subscription 
more than $4,200 for the 
erection of a bronze 
statue of Chief Keokuk. 
The statue is of heroic 
size, more than ten feet 
in height and surmounts 
a base fifteen feet in 
height, making in all an 
imposing work of art. It 
stands in Rand Park on 
an eminence overlook- 
ing the Mississippi in a 
spot where Keokuk and 

his braves lighted their camp fires. 
The statue is the work of Nellie V. 
"Walker, of Chicago, and lias been pro- 
nounced by critics as the finest Indian 
statue in America. Lorado Taft said: 
"I can find no fault with it at all." 
Much of the success of the undertaking 
is due to Mrs. D. A. Collier, who was 
chairman of the committee, the other 
members being Mrs. W. G. Blood, Miss 
Anne B. Davis, Mrs. James B. Diver, 
Mrs. Robert M. Lapsley, Mrs. Ezra B. 

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Statue of Chief Kf.okuk, Erected by Keokuk. (Ia.) Chapter. 


Neucomb, Mrs. Winona Evans Reeves, 
and Mrs. Hazen I. Sawyer, the latter 
being regent of the chapter. 

On the base of the statue is a bronze 
tablet marking the beginning of the 
pioneer trail across the state. 

In October we had the pleasure of 
entertaining the Iowa conference, at 
which time the statue, and the pioneer 
trail tablet were unveiled with appro- 
priate ceremonies. We had the very 
great honor of having as one of the 
speakers our much loved President 
General, Mrs. William. Gumming Story. 
The following w r as the program : Bugle 
Call, assembly. Prayer : Rev. John C. 
Sage; Introduction of Mrs. D. A. Col- 
lier, Chairman Monument Committee; 
Introduction of the Sculptor, Miss 
Nellie V. Walker ; Unveiling of the Sta- 
tue, by Agnes Evans Reeves and Graf- 
fen Blood; Presentation of the Statue 
to the City of Keokuk: Hon. James C. 
Davis; Acceptance of the State on Be- 
half of the City of Keokuk by the May- 
or, Joshua F. Elder; Message from the 
Sac and Fox Tribe, by the Great-great- 
grandson of Chief Keokuk, John E. 
Keokuk ; Address, by Lorado Taft ; Ad- 
dress, by Mrs. William Cumming Story, 
President General National Society 
D. A. R,; Song, "Iowa," Mrs. Henry 
R. Schouten ; Introduction of Mrs. 
Drayton W. Bushnell, Chairman Pion- 
eer Trail Committee; Address, Mrs. 
Harold R. Howell, State Regent; Ad- 
dress, Edgar R. Harlan, Curator His- 
torical Department of Iowa; Reception 
to meet guests of honor. 

Miss Florence Finch of New York 
was a very welcome guest and gave an 
address before the conference. Our 
chapter was honored by the election 
of our regent, Mrs. Hazen S. Sawyer, 
to the office of State Vice Regent. 
Much of the success of the conference 
was due to her executive ability. — 
W t inona Evans Reeves. 

Lone Tree Chapter (Greensburg, 
Ind.). — Lone Tret- Chapter is closing a 
most pleasant season, with its member- 
ship of forty-three. 

We have not distinguished ourselves 
in a social way publicly, as in some 
former years, but have enjoyed excellent 
chapter meetings, in which fine papers, 
talks, and book reviews were features. 

Our year book consisted of miscellane- 
ous subjects on The Indian, Southern 
and Gulf States, Pennsylvania, Old Fur- 
niture, and Old Gardens. Aside from 
an historical study of these subjects, at- 
tention was given representative authors 
from the states studied, and the music 
carried out the subject of the program. 
A sewing bee occupied a place on a 
mid-winter program. 

We donated a sum to aid in liquidat- 
ing the debt on Memorial Continental 

During the year we have gained five 
new members, lost one by death, one 
by removal, and one by withdrawal. We 
are proud of our chapter, enjoy its 
meetings, and the spirit to aid, as far 
as within our power, the ennobling work 
of the Daughters of the American Revo- 
lution. — Pearl A.Williams, correspond- 
ing secretary. 

Sarah Franklin Chapter (Washing- 
ton, D. C). — This chapter was named 
"Sarah Franklin" by our much be- 
loved President General Mrs. Charles 
W. Fairbanks. Within the last two 
years the chapter has shown very much 
interest in its work, especially along 
educational lines. Under the wise lead- 
ership of our regent, Mrs. Mahlon A. 
Winter, monthly meetings have been 
held at the homes of the various mem- 
bers from October to June, inclusive. 
At these meetings historical subjects 
were discussed and read, after which 
followed a social hour. 

The worthy causes brought to our at- 
tention have been responded to in a 
modest way. Last year the chapter 
gave a scholarship for a mountain girl, 
and again this year a scholarship was 
given for a girl in the Blue Ridge Moun- 
tain School in continuance of the good 

$10.00 was contributed towards the 
salary of the probation officer of the 



Juvenile Court, and many other con- 
tributions have been made — namely, 
toward the restoration of the old pulpit 
at Broad Greek Church in Maryland; 
beautifying the grounds around Mem- 
orial Continental Hall; purchasing the 
new flag presented to Continental Hall 
upon the celebration of George "Wash- 
ington's birthday, and in addition to 
these contributions, yearly membership 
has been pledged to the "Friendship 
House. " 

At one of our open meetings held at 
the home of our regent, Mrs. S. Lock- 
wood gave an interesting talk on the 
"Chalkley Records,'' and Mrs. Martha 
Gielow spoke of the mountain work. 

To help our cause financially, card 
parties have been given, theater benefits 
have been arranged, etc. This chapter 
expects to have an "Experience Party" 
at which time will be told our many 
novel ways of money making. 

Our members show marked interest in 
all D. A. R. lines, and we try to foster 
true patriotism and love of country.. 
— Mrs. Robert Harrison, historian. 

Philip Livingston^Chapter (Howell, 
Michigan.). — The chapter celebrated Ar- 
bor Day by presenting the East Ward 
Public School with a beautiful Norway 
maple tree. The Daughters, citizens 
and school children gathered at the 
school grounds, where a beautiful serv- 
ice was carried out. The regent, Mrs. 
E. A. Stowe, in behalf of the chapter 
made the presentation speech. She 
spoke of the history of Arbor Day. In 
1881 it was established in Michigan. 
She spoke of the beauty and value of 
trees, and how the newspaper was made 
from the tree. Experiments have shown 
that a tree can be cut down and in 145 
minutes converted into paper. 

The Norway maple was selected as 
being comparatively free from fungus 
diseases and insect pests; the nearest an 
ideal tree for our climate. As the regent, 
Mrs. Stowe, presented the tree to the 
president of the school board, Hon. L* 
K. Howlett, she said, "we trust that un- 
der the gentle showers of May and the 

genial sun of June it will grow to be a 
thing of beauty and a joy forever, and 
a remembrance of the day on which it 
was planted." The president of the 
school board accepted it in behalf of the 
school and made an eloquent and pa- 
triotic address, emphasizing the fact 
that such days made a lasting impres- 
sion upon the rising generation. 

Miss Isabelle Knapp, one of the 
Daughters, gave a very interesting pa- 
per, "Michigan Trees." Mrs. Ruth 
Lemon, director of music in the schools, 
had trained a chorus of children and 
they sang patriotic songs and gave ap.- 
propriate recitations. The program was 
beautifully carried out and greatly en- 
joyed by all present. 

"What do we plant when we plant a 
A thousand things that we daily see ; 

We plant the spire that outlives the 

We plant the staff of our country's 

We plant the shade from the hot sun 

We plant all of these when we plant 
a tree." — (Mrs. Geo.) Augusta 
D. Barnes, historian. 

Sarah Bradlee-Fulton Chapter (Med- 
ford, Mass.). — Our work this season has 
been much like that in the past two or 
three years. Beginning in January we 
assembled for a six o'clock supper, 
which was followed by a business ses- 
sion and a social time.. This arrange- 
ment, continued for four months, while 
the weather was severe, was very con- 
venient for those who desired an early 
departure, as our out-of-town members 
came from Boston, Maiden, Somerville, 
Cambridge, Winchester and Woburn. 
All other meetings began at seven-thirty 
o'clock at which no refreshments were 
served. For entertainment the pro- 
gram consisted of dramas, vocal and in- 
strumental music and readings from 
the scrapbook kept by the successive 
historians. This last was a review of 
the past, and gave those who have more 
recently joined us an idea of our work 


when we were organized and of what 
was done in the active following years. 

We celebrated Columbus Day with a 
whist party for the benefit of the chap- 
ter treasury, gave ten dollars to the 
Boys 7 Union, a local charity, five dollars 
to Continental Hail fund, five dollars to 
the Martha Berry school and a small 
sum to the State D. A. B. flag. At the 
fair for the Home for Aged Men and 
Women, Medford, we were assigned to 
the cake table and netted the sum of 
fifty dollars. AVe sent Christmas cards 
to members at a distance, flowers and 
fruit to those who were sick and floral 
pieces for the funerals of those who have 
been taken from us. 

We were well represented at the State 
Conferences and the Continental Con- 
gress by our delegates and have had the 
pleasure of visiting members from other 
chapters being present at several meet- 

Although we have lost members by 
death and withdrawal we have received 
others and feel that the year has been 
one of prosperity and success. — Eliza 
M. Gill, corresponding secretary. 

Toponis Chapter (Gooding, Idaho). — 
In 1911 our State regent, Mrs. Anna M. 
Pursell, of Boise, appointed Mrs. Ethel- 
wyn Bogue Jackson as organizing regent 
in Gooding, and while waiting to get the 
required number to entitle us to a char- 
ter, regular meetings were held and pro- 
grams carried out. After two years we 
received our charter, and our chapter 

was instituted March 1, 1913, under the 
name of Toponis Chapter, with twelve 

The chapter was named for the sta- 
tion where the city of Gooding now 
stands. It is an Indian name meaning 
"Exchange" or "Transfer." 

We have nine resident members, and 
three non-resident. Application papers 
for several new members are pending. 

We gave a Washington's Birthday 
ball in 1912, and a costume party in 
1913. On April 19, 1913, we gave a gold 
medal to the pupil in the High School 
who wrote the best essay on "The Spirit 
of 76." 

On Washington's Birthday, 1914, we 
entertained our husbands at a banquet. 
We are studying "The Pioneer Mothers 
of America" which we purchased last 
year. This year we will write up the 
history of Idaho in our part of the 
State. These papers will be interchange- 
able, and after going the rounds of the 
chapters, will be filed by the State So- 
ciety Jor future reference. We held 
Memorial Services in the Arcade The- 
atre on May 31, inviting old soldiers and 
the ministers of the city to unite with 

We have purchased a large flag to be 
used on all patriotic occasions. AYe have 
a committee appointed for the marking 
of "The Old Oregon Trail," and expect 
to have it marked through our part of 
the State in the near future. — (Mrs. P. 
S.) Blanche K. Turner, regent. 


Ik fjolantfnps; 

So many requests for information concerning these scholarships have been received that 
the following brief statement is printed: 

Washington Seminary offers four scholarships of §100.00 each, known as the Smallwood- 
Wilbur Scholarships, to the National Society Daughters of the American Eevolution. 

These scholarships are presented under the following conditions: 

The applicant must be a descendant of a Revolutionary Ancestor, and must have completed 
the Junior Year in a High School Course, or its equivalent. 

Certificates of superior scholarship and general excellence must accompany all applications. 
Final applications are to be made through Mas. James G. Punning, the Chairman of the 
National Committee on Patriotic Education. 

The school catalogue and information concerning the courses may be received by address- 
ing Mrs. George Thomas Smallwood or Mrs. William Allen Wilbur, 2103-9 S Street, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 





Mrs. Amos G. Draper, Editor, Kendall Green, Washington, D. C. 
i. Any one is allowed the privilege of sending queries to this department, provided 
they pertain to the Revolutionary period, or that following. Questions pertaining to the 
Colonial period must be excluded for want of space; also all queries in regard to the require- 
ments of other societies. 

2. Queries will be inserted in the order in which they are received, it will, necessarily, 
be some months between the sending and printing of a query. 

3. Answers or partial answers are earnestly desired; and full credit will be given to the 
sender of the answer, by the Genealogical Editor. She is not responsible for any statements, 
however, except for those given over her own signature. 

4. Write on one side of the paper only. Especial care should be taken to write names 
and dates plainly. 

5. Each separate query must be accompanied by a two-cent stamp. Do not use postal 
cards, or self -addressed envelopes. 

6. All Letters to be forwarded to contributors, must be unsealed, and sent in blank, 
stamped envelopes, accompanied by the number of the query and its signature. 

7. In answering queries, please give the date of the magazine, the number of the query, 
and its signature. 

8. It is impossible for the Genealogical Editor, as such, to send personal replies to queries. 
They must take their turn and be answered through the columns of the magazine. 


As the Queries have accumulated during the past months to such an extent, it has been 
decided that additional space will be given to this department for the next three months. Dur- 
ing the months of July and August, Queries alone will be published and the September num- 
ber will be devoted almost^ entirely /to Answers. — Gen. Ed. 


3350. Johnson. Is there any genealogy of 
the Johnson family of Hartford, Conn.? Y/as 
any Rev. service given ? My great-grandfather 
was killed in the battle of Lundy's Lane. He, 
as well as his son and grandson, was named 
James Robert Johnson. — M. G. B. 

3351. Peale. I would like to know the 
names of the children of Charles William Peale, 
b in Md., April 16, 1741, d in Phil. Feb. 22, 
1827. The eldest dau, Margaret Jane m Robert 
(?) Stuart. They had a son Robert; am par- 
ticularly anxious to know of him. Is there any 
history published of this branch of the Peale 
family?— Mrs. E. L. IF. 

3352. Mokehead - Turner - Norman. Can 
anyone give me any dates for these names? 
Armistead Morehead, father of James Turner 
Morehead, Lt. Gov. and Gov. of Ky., and his 
wife. James Turner and his wife Kerreuhap- 
puck Norman. Charles Morhead and his wife 
-Mary Turner. Please give service of James 

(2) Garr. Please give any information 
possible about the book "The Garr Family," 

written by John Garr of Kokomo, Ind. — 
H. T. C. 

3353. Siddle. Where can I obtain informa- 
tion regarding the Siddle family of Virginia? 

I should like to correspond with any descendant 
of the family. 

(2) Anderson-Stephens. Ambrose Ander- 
son m Hannah Stephens, dau of John Stephens, 
of Abbeville, South Carolina. They came from 
Ky. in 1819 to Missouri with their children. 
What was Hannah's mother's name? What is 
known of the people of Ambrose Anderson and 
John. Stephens? Did either give Rev. service? 
—F. D. K. 

3354. Hazard-Lyon. Wanted, ancestry with 
all gen. data of Stuart (Stewart) Hazard, who 
settled in R. I. or on the Conn. River and was 
driven from there by the British army during 
the Rev. He later landed in the town, of Guil- 
ford, Chenango Co., N. Y. He had two wives, 
seven sons and two daughters. The third son, 
Robert by name, m in the year 1802 Miss 
Nancy Lyon, dau of Gen. Thomas Lyon of Ox- 
ford, Chenango Co., N. Y., whose ancestry with 


gen. data is also wanted. Had lie any Eev. 
service? Ho is said to have been killed in the 
War of 1812.— Mrs. W. R. McC. 

3355. Lewis-Walker. Joseph Lewis (1775- 
1845), son of Eobert Lewis (abt 173(5-1760), 
one of the delegates from Granville Co., N. C, 
to form the constitution and make the laws 
of N. C. in 1776, m Elizabeth Walker. What 
was her father's name? Whom did he marry? 
—Mrs. W. J. B. 

335G. Chapman-Spicer-Greer. Wanted, 
Rev. service and data relative to William Chap- 
man, father of Mercy (Chapman) Spicer, wife 
of John Spieer of Groton, Conn.; also of John 

Spicer of North Groton, Conn.; and of 

Greer, father of Mary (Greer) Spicer. — L. C. 

3357. Elliott. The name and address is 
desired of a descendant of a family of Elliotts 
who left their home in Enniskillcn, Ireland, iu 
1793 and settled in the Ligonier "V alley, West- 
moreland Co., Pa. A dan of this family, Cath- 
erine Elliott, married to Irwin Robinson, came 
to America with her husband and family at the 
same time. — Mrs. TV. H. B. 

3358. Correll. I wish to get information 
regarding the family and Rev. ancestry of 
George Correll, b May 22, 1812, m Rachel Dan- 
iels (b April, 1815) Sept. IS, 1833, then lived 
near Sipes Mill, Pulton Co., Penn, Their chil- 
dren were: James, b May 12, 1835, d 1837; 
Anne Rebecca, b April 1, 1837; Steward Ro- 
land, b Sept. 16, 1843; Elliott Bitfield, b Dee. 
31, 1S45; Sarah Catherine, b Feb. 28, 1847; 
William Alexander, b March 25, 1849; Abra- 
ham Harshy, b March 7, 185S, d 1880.— F. E. C. 

3359. Neville-Morgan. Lt. Col. Presley 
Neville was the son of Col. John Neville of 
Pittsburg. He was an original member of the 
Cincinnati and aide de camp to Lafayette. He 
m Nancy Morgan, dau of Gen. Daniel Morgan. 
Wanted, dates and place of Presley Neville's 
birth and death. His dau Emily Neville Sirnms 
is my great-grandmother. — A. S. B. 

3360. Collom. My great-grandfather, Jon- 
athan Collom, d in IU. Feb. 20, 1842, aged 82 
years. Is there any record of his Rev. service? 

(2) Mitchell. Robert Mitchell came from 
Scotland to Penn. in 1682, settled near Guil- 
ford Court House, N. C. His son was Adam 
Mitchell, whose son was Robert Mitchell (2), 
b Feb. 19, 1767. Is ther-3 proof of their serv- 
ice in the Rev., either civil or military? — Mrs. 
A. L, 

3361. Waters. Can anyone give the Rev. 
service of the father of Philamon Butler Wa- 
ters, b March 21, 1785, m Mary Thomas, d Oct. 
2, 1866. His name was Philamon Waters and 
he m Elizabeth Harrison, I believe, a sister of 
Benjamin Harrison, Gov. of Va. — L. E. DeF. 

3362. Man let (Manly). Would like all 
Eev. data concerning William Manley or Manly 

of Dinwiddle Co., Va. He m Lucy (Lucie) 
Freeman. What was her "father's name and 
Rev. service? — l,. C. M. 

3363. CpitSTOCK - Brevoort. Can anyone 
give me information of James Comstock, b 
New London, Conn., July 8, 1782, d at German- 
town, Ohio, Oct. 13, 1S60, or of Chloe Brevoort, 
his wife?— E. P. I. 

3364. Smith. Wanted, dates of birth and 
marriage of Perry G. Smith, Rev. soldier of R. 
I., and maiden name of his wife Zuriah, with 
her father's Rev. record, if any. — M. C. 

3U65. Davis. Wanted, names of descen- 
dants of William Davis who was a Va. officer 
of the Continental army; in what county did 
they live? Also ancestry and Rev. service, if 
any, of Baxter Davis, b Nov. 3, 1773, m Mary 
E. Webb of Granville Co., N. G, Oct. 1, 1801. 
He was related to Hopkins family of Va., and 
had children with names Amelia Hopkins Davis 
and Arthur Hopkins Davis. 

(2) Young. Ancestry (their Rev. service, 
if any,) of Frances Young who became the wife 
of William Webb of Essex Co., Va., in 1771. 
They moved to Granville Co., N. C, in 1776. 
Her father thought to be Henry Young. 

(3) Hopkins. \vas it Samuel Hopkins of 
Mecklenburg Co., Va., who was an officer in the 
Continental Army? What were his children's 
names? — L. B. 2£. 

33G6. BROCKWAY. Information desired in 
regard to Abner Brockway of Lyme, Conn., 
who served eight days in Capt. Jewett 's Co. at 
the Lexington alarm. He m Catherine Marvin 
of Lyme. Dates of birth, marriage, death de- 
sired, parents' names, etc. — I. B. S. 

3367. Hoyt. Thaddeus Hoyt of Stamford, 

Conn., m St. John; to them were b seven 

children, four sons and three daus. One of the 
sons was Benjamin Hoyt, b in Conn.; in 1823 
m Emily Foote. Wanted, the ancestry of Thad- 
deus Hoyt, with dates, etc., necessary for admis- 
sion to the D. A. R. 

(2) Southwick-Fisk-McDonald. Benja- 
min Southwick of New Salem, Mass., b 1760, 
m Sarah Fisk, b 1765. Their son, Abrjah South- 
wick, b 1797, m Roxana McDonald, b 1S05, 
dau of James McDonald, b 1763. Is there Rev. 
service in any of these lines? — M. TV. M. 

3368. Camfield. My father, Caleb Halsted 
Camfield, was the son of Joseph Stockton Cam- 
field, who was a son of David and Phoebe Rob- 
erts Halsted Camfield. Is there Rev. service in 
this family? 

(2) Talbot. My mother was a dau of John 
Talbot of Lumpkin Co., Georgia, a wealthy cot- 
ton planter, who used to relate to his children 
many tales of valor performed by the Talbots, 
from Colonial times. My mother has been dead 
many years, but she told me that her father had 
a brother Matthew, living in Ky., whose dau 







m a Judge Quimi of Louisville, and that they 
had a dau who c* a Mr. Hill of Lexington. M\ 
mother stoke of a Talbot genealogy or history 
of the family in America; can anyone tell me 
where to and it! — E. C. E. 

3369. Matthews. Joel Matthews (1771 
1832) m Abigail Tattle (1778-1884).. His son 
George William Matthews (1802-1SS0) m Han- 
nah Sheldon (1799-1884), Joel Matthews lo- 
cated in Bristol, Conn., when he was 25 years 
old. lived and died there. Who were his parents 
and grandparents, and had they Rev. service? 
We have the old flintlock supposed to have been 
carried by one of them. 

(2) DoRMAN. Benjamin Dorman, Jr., m 
Sept. 20, 1759, Mary Ball, had a son Daniel, 
b 1761, who m Phoebe Warner (?), and they 
had a son Deering (1794-1S77) who m Hul- 
dah Munsoa (179S-1S50). I know Daniel Dor- 
man served in the Rev. for a short time, prob- 
ably Benjamin also, bat I should be so glad to 
get the facts straightened out. The Dormans 
have lived in New Haven or Hamden, Conn., for 
" a good many years. — E. A. D. 

3370. Welles-Gorhaii. 1 am very anxious 
to obtain information in regard to the family 
of a Mary Welles (or Weils) who m George 
Gorham, a Rev. soldier and a pensioner, who 
was b in Groton, Conn., (but recorded in Can- 
terbury, Conn.) July 19, 1759. He was son 

of Nathan Gorham and Susannah . George 

and Mary's children were all in Montgomery, 
Mass., but they were not m there. Both d there. 
Mary Welles is said to have been a small, black- 
eyed woman from New London, Conn. Any in- 
formation would be greatly appreciated. — 

1 . A. C. 

3371. Holmes-Turxer-Magruder. John 
Holmes of Snowden's Manor, Montgomery Co., 
Md., in a will probated 1778, mentions his wife, 
Isabella. Wanted, his ancestry and his wife's 
maiden name. Their son John, Jr., m Mary, 
dau of Samuel Turner, who d 1809. Who were 
the parents of Samuel Turner? John and Mary 
Holmes had a dau Ann, b 1790, who m Lloyd 
Magruder (1781-1836). Wanted, dates of birth 
and marriage of Maj. Samuel Wade Magruder 
of Montgomery Co., Md., d 1792, and his wife 
Lucy, dau of Col. George Beall. — M. B. M. 

3372. Bassett-West. Nathaniel Bassett of 
Sandwich, Mass., b Oct. 15, 1719, m Hannah 
Hall of Yarmouth July 4, 1746. Their son 
Elisha, b Feb. 11, 1760, served in the Rev. from 
Mass. He went to Martha's Vineyard Island 
as a shoemaker in 1783 ; m Keturah West (Oct. 
30, 1770-Dec. 26, 1798) at Tisbury, M. Y. L, 
Julj 14, 1793. In 1801 he sold out and took his 
family to southern Indiana. Official proof of 
his service desired, also his father's, if any. 
Who were his wife 's parents ? 

(2) Holloman. Elisha Holloman came 
from N. C. to Ky. about 1800, later going to 

Crawford Co., Mo. One of his brothers went to 
Miss, about the same time. I think Elisha 's 

(1811-1851) m Margaret Thomson, b 181- i u 
Ky., her mother being a Sanders. Another son 
Thomas, was over six feet tall and had six 
sons, all six feet or more in height; they went 

% C ^n le 1S53 and have bee * lost track 

of. Wilkam often told his children stories of 
his grandfather's service with Sumpter, Marion 
am I ickens. Any gen. data concerning the 
Holloman family will be very- much appreciated 

(3) Foster Bid Timothy Foster of South- 
ampton, L. I., assist in any way that would make 
a descendant eligible to the D. A. K. / He was 
b 1740, the son of Thomas and Hannah (Hil- 
dreth) Foster and m Bertha Howell. 

(4) Campbell. Official proof of William 
Campbell's Bev. service with gen. data con- 
cerning him and his wife Elizabeth Wellen de- 
sired. His grandson, a man of ninety years, 
says William Campbell came to America at the 
age of ten, to Vermont, but he does not know 
from what state he enlisted, perhaps N. H., nor 
where he was married. He also savs that a 
nephew, Thomas Flood, an army' surgeon 
bought William Campbell's farm, paying him 
Continental money, which lie soon found to be 
worthless. In 17SS with his wife and children, 
George, James, William, Wellen, ParmeiiaJ 
Hannah and Sarah, he went West to what is 
now Cincinnati, later going to Jefferson Co., 
Indiana, where he d in Nov., 1821, at the age 
of 99 years. His grave is on the farm patented 
under Thomas Jefferson and is marked simpiv, 
' ' Rev. Soldier. ' >— M. B. E. 

3373. Ashe - Bailey - May - Harlow. My 
gr-mother is a descendant of John As'he and Be- 
becca Moore of N. C. Her gr-mother was Eliza- 
beth Ashe, who m Thomas Bailey. I would like 
to know more of this family. Her other gr- 
mother was Mary May, dau of John May°of 

Mass., who m Harlow of the Plymouth, 

Mass., Harlows. We would like to find his first 
name. — Mrs. A. P. W. 

3374. Briggs-Wright. I am looking for the 
father of Fanny Briggs, who was b in Shafts 
bury, Vt, in 1788, d Perry, N. H., Sept. 5, 
1851. She m Leaman Wright, son of Peter 
Wright and his wife Elizabeth Baker of Ben- 
nington Co., Vt. A George Briggs served in 
the Bev.' commissioned Oct. 12, 1780, in Capt. 
William Dyres' company, Vt. He may have 
been her father, a3 she named her eldest son 
George. There was also a Joshua Briggs who 
served in the Bev. Her children were George 
S. ; who lived in 111., was in and had two daugh- 
ters; Daniel H., who d a young man; Francis 
!>., u a young man and urm; Nancy Maria, who 
in (1) Elias Harrington, (2) Win. W. Jones; 
Sarah Ann, who m Joseph Arum and went to 
Los Angeles, Gal., about 1845; Elias Man- 


Chester, who m (1) Carrie Lucas of Castile, 
N. Y., (2) Emma Hughes of Ohio. 

(2) Gibbs-Weeks. Besty Gibbs m Caleb 
Weeks ab 1820 or a litle later. They had nine 
children, Isaac, Erastus, William, James, Mar- 
tha (Peck), Jennie or Jane and two others. 
They lived in the town of Wheatland, Monroe 
Co., N. Y., near Scottsville, 2s. Y. There was 
an Isaac Gibbs, a Rev. soldier, b Lebanon, 
Conn., 1752, d in Washington Co. X. Y. He 
was son of John Gibbs and his wife Sarah. 
Was Isaac Gibbs the father or grandfather of 
Mrs. Betsy Gibbs Weeks? 

(3)' Gibbs-Thurbek-Wright. Mary Gibbs, 
who ni (1) a Thurber and had two children, Col- 
lins and Anna, m (2) John Wright of Russia, 
Herkimer Co., moved to Groveland, Livingston 
Co., N. Y., in 1817. She had a sister Rachel 
and her mother's name was Rachel. To what 
Gibbs family did she belong and was her father 
a Rev. soldier?— L. H. J. 

3375. DiiUMMOND-LucAS-WiLKiNS. James 
Drummond, b about 1763, m Margaret Lucas, 
both b in or near Fauquier Co., Va. They 
moved with their son Harrison (1812-1356) and 
his. wife Elizabeth (Wilkins) Drummond (1810- 
1851) to Mo. Ancestry and Rev. service de- 
sired.— F. S. E. 

3376. Perry. Who were the parents of 
James E. Perry, b Nov. 12, 1793, d in Newfield, 
N. Y., May 14. 1810. He m May 25, 1817, Su- 
sannah Adams (or Cooper) who was b July 9, 
1799, d Sept. 6, 1S75. James E. Perry is said 
to have been a cousin of Oliver Hazard Perry. 
Was his father a Rev. soldier?— C. F. C. 

3377. Wh[ttier-Morrell. Capt. David 
Whittier, Rev. soldier from April 19, 1775 to 
his discharge as Capt. in Col. Thomas Poor's 
Regt., dated Fort Clinton, Nov. 16, 1778, was 
b Haverhill or Methuen, Mass., d about 1S15, 
Henderson, N. Y. He m (1) Abigail Mori-ell, 

who d in Danville, Vt., and (2) Kelsey. 

Children by first wife: Jonathan, Thomas, Abi- 
gail, Achasia, Hannah, Saloma, Fanny, David. 
Who were Capt. David Whittier 's parents, when 
and where was he b, and when did he m Abigail 
Morrell? Who were her parents and when was 
she b?— S. P. J). 

3378. Kelly. Who were the parents of 
William Kelly, who served in the Rev. from N. 
C? He was living in Wake Co. in 1784, but 
later moved to Georgia. He m Mary Durham 
about 1776.— L. B. K. 

3379. Evans. A Joseph Evans settled at 
Lewisburg, Pa., in the early 1800 's. Can any- 
one trace his ancestry? It has been supposed 
he belonged to the Evans family of Norristown 
and vicinity in Pa. He had a bro Samuel. At 
one time there was an emigration of a number 
of families from near Phil, to Lewisburg, Pa. — 
A. E. V. 

3380. Carpenter. I want to find the rec- 

ord of service of one Adam Carpenter who was 
in the Rev. and may have gone from either of 
the Carolinas. He m a Mrs. Conrad who was 
a Mrs. Speer.— F. W. S. 

3381. Branham. A Col. Branham fought 
in the Rev. from Georgia. Was his first name 
Spencer or Samuel or both? What part of Va. 
did he come from? 

(2) Tison (Tyson). Wanted, information 
as to the exact location of an old cemetery in 
Chester Co., Pa., where the Tisons cr Tysons 
who were among the first settlers of that state 
are buried. Will all living Tisons or Tysons 
please send their addresses to the Historian 
Brunswick Chapter, D. A. R., Brunswick, Ga. * 
An immense fortune at stake. — I). I. B. 

3382. Lusk. Wanted, maiden name of 
Eleanor , wife of Patrick Lusk, Rev. sol- 
dier. Probably m in Northumberland Co., Pa., 
as he lived there after the war, before that I 
think in Lancaster Co. She d in Newberry, 
Lycoming Co., Pa., Feb. 12, 1822, and was b 
1758. Their children were Robert, unm; 
Washington; James, unm; William, unm; 
John, unm; Elizabeth, unm; Anne, m Dr. 
Greenaway; Isabella, m John McBride; Martha 
and Sarah. Dates of birth of these children 
desired.- — A. C. 

33S3. Lewis-Kelly. Oliver Lewis, b 1736 
at Farmington, Conn., d 1760, was an officer of 
the British army in the French war. He m 
Hannah Kelly, b 1740, dau of James Kelly. 
Did James Kelly have any Rev. record? 

(2) Payne-Perkins. Rufus Payne, sou of 
Abraham Payne, a Rev. soldier, b 1792, m 
Mary Perkins (called Polly) in 1814. What 
was her father's name and Rev. record? Did 
her grandfather have anv Rev. record? — Mrs. 
A. B. C. 

3384. Fitch. I wish to ask about the serv- 
ices of a certain Ebenezer Fitch. The records 
state ho was an ensign in Capt. Ben Walker 's 
Co. at Bunker Hill, continuing in the service 
in the siege of Boston, 1775. He afterwards 
was called Lieutenant Fitch. Was he really 
a commissioned officer? He entered the war as 
a sergeant in the Bedford Co. of minutemen 
April 19, 1775.— B. F. A. 

3385. Bates-Coleman. Can anyone give 
mo the parents' names, date of marriage, or 
any other information about Ansel Bates and 
Temperance Coleman? We think they were 
m ab 1794, in Ohio. They lived at one time 
in either Franklin Co. or Champlain Co. Ohio. 
Their descendants migrated to Dewitt Co., Ills. 
--Mrs. C. TV. P. 

33S6. Andeews-Goode. John Andrews, b 
in Va., 1762, emigrated to Ga. with quite a 
number of the same name, soon after the 
Rev., among them two of Lis brothers, William 
and Alexander. In 1796 he took out head 
rights of 1,000 acres of land in Og'ethorpe 



Co., Ga., for "himself and sixteen of his fam- 
ily." In 179S he m Nancy Goode, dau of John 
Goode of Va. and Gn. I do not know whether 
this id tho John who took ont bead rights or 
his son. The question I want answered is, 
From what county in Va. did the three Andrews 
brothers come? — M. A. G. 

33S7. • Binney-Cqnaxt-Merriam. . Did these 
families have any Eev. fame? — F. B. E. 

33SS. Pierce (Peakse). Nathan, son of 
Rev. Nathan Pierce and Lydia Martin Pierce, 
was b Jan. 22, 1745. Rev. Nathan Pierce and 
his family lived at Rehoboth and Swansey, 
Mass. lie was a Baptist minister and preached 
in one meeting-house forty years. The church 
was still standing in 1SS9 and was known as 
the Pierce meeting-house. Nathan Pierce, Jr. 
m Sarah Davis, and their ch were Sarah, Na- 
than, Darius and Lydia. Tradition says Na- 
than Pierce, Jr. marched toward Canada in the 
Rev. and never returned. Official proof of ser- 
vice desired. 

(2) Dillon. John Dillon, wife's name 
Phoebe (?) Ann, ch Elizabeth (Betsy), b Sept. 

9, 17S5, m McSouth; Joshua, William, 

Matthew, Benjamin, Moses, Martha, Leah. 
Residence Mass., later western N. Y. Did he 
serve in the Rev.? 

(3) Jackson. William Jackson, wife's name 
Nancy Catherine, ch Betsy, Polly, Patty, 
Marsha, Catherine, Sarah, Nancy, Anson (b 
Mayfield, Montgomery Co., N. Y., Dec. 5, 
1793-5), William, John and Jacob. Residence 
daring latter part of 18th century, western 
N. Y. Did he serve in the Rev? 

(4) Gibbs. Gibbs, wife's name Cor- 
nelia, ch: Almira, b Utiea, N. Y., Feb. 15, 

1802, m Jackson; Elinda; Selina, m 

Crane; Louisa; George, and Nelson. Resi- 
dence western N. Y. Widow d at Batavia, 

N. Y., Jan. 30, 1840. Did Gibbs or his 

father serve in the Rev.?— B. M. J. 

33 89. Havens-Clark. For a number of 
years I have tried in vain to find the parentage 
of my grandmother, Martha Clark, b 1787 Erie 
Co., N. Y., m Peter Besse Havens, M. D., of 
Hamilton, N. Y., in 1816. They had four ch: 
Marcia Delia; Hannah; George Franklin; Peter 
Besse, Jr., M. D. I have a standing offer of 
$25 to the one who will enlighten me satisfac- 
torily.— J. E. E. 

3390. Lee-Strahl. What are the names of 
the parents of my great grandmother, Sarah 

Lee, who m Strahl (?) She is said to 

have been related to the Lees of Va. Can any- 
one tell me the relationship? Gen. O. F. Strahl 
(Confederate) who was killed in the Civil War 
at the battle of Franklin, was her gTandson. 
His father, Philip Strahl, was a bro of my 
grandfather, Eli Strahl. 

(2) Williamson-Bellis (Bellus). My 
great grandfather, John Williamson, b in Tren- 

ton, N. J., was m to Ann Bellis or Bellus, also 
b Trenton, N. J., ab 1772. d ab 1872. Did 
the parents of either render service during the 
Rev ; 

(3) PaXson. Were there any Rev. soldiers 
by the name of Paxson? I think they would 
be from Va. The name means ' ' Son of Peace ' ' 
and was changed by the Quakers from Paxton, 
so that it would have that meaning. When was 
the change made? I can give other information 
about tho Paxsons. — L. S. t . 

3391. Taylor. Wanted, to know history of 
Thomas Taylor of Bait. Co., Md., who served 
in the Rev. and m Elizabeth Evans in 1778. 
His dau Ruth m in 1794 Benjamin Gatch, of 
Bait. Co., Md. I have the genealogy of the Md. 
Merryman Family, which I will exchange. — 
E. JR. S. 

3392. Bebout-Agnew. John Bebout of 
Somerset Co., N. J., b 1752, m Mary Agnew 
in 1777 and ab 1787 moved to Western Perm. 
Who were Mary's parents and was her father 
in the Rev.?— K. B. M. 

3393. Bills. Who were the parents of Wil- 
liam Bills, where were they b, d, m? He was 
b in Shrewsbury, N. J., in 1751 and d 1838, 
where? What was the name of his wife? He 
served under Capt. Hendrick Smock in Mon- 
mouth Co., N. J., Militia. 

(2) Nathan-Magee. Who were the par- 
ents of John Nathan, known as Jonathan Ma- 
gee? When were they b and when m? Ho was 
b in Monmouth Co., N. J., 1769. Other ch in 
the family were James, Kate and Efiie. When 
did ho d and where? He was {: wined and 
dined" because of his royal blood. His mother 
was a descendant of Mary Stuart, Queen of 

(3) Webb. Pointon Webb was b 1790, m 
Mrs. Margaret Bomen Young. They went to 
Mo. from Washington Co., Md. Would like to 
know who were his parents, where b and d, and 
his own birthplace. — M. P.. 

(4) Rogers. Would like to know names of 
ch of Col. John Rogers who commanded a bat- 
talion from Lancaster Co., Pa., in 1777. — M. B. 

3394. Rogers-Carter-Tapscot. My grand- 
mother, Mary Page Carter, m William H. Rog- 
ers in Lancaster Co., Va., Dec. 16, 1813. Her 
father's name was Joseph A. Carter, and her 
mother's name was Fannie E. Hutchins. Grand- 
father Rogers' father wa3 John Rogers of Lan- 
caster Co., Va., who m Anna Tapscot. Can any- 
one locate me a Rev. ancestor? — Mrs. C. E. L. 

3395. Holland. My grandmother has often 
told me of the Rev. war experiences of her 
father, Richard Holland of Prince Edward Co., 
Va., and I have often seen his grave, the stone 
now crumbled. Can anyone tell me what is 
said of him in the Va. Hist. Mag. for April, 
1913?— Mrs. M. T. K. 

3396. Henton-Keith. Who were the an- 
cestors of David Benton, b ab 1752, m in S. 


W. Pa., Mary Van Meter (1757-1832), dau of 
Jacob and Letitia (Strode) Van Meter, and 
hod Hester, b Jan. 9, 1775. m Walter Briscoe 
in 1792, and John C, b Nov. 9, 1778, m Kath- 
arine Keith in 1797, dau of Alexander and Mar- 
garet (Harned) Keith. This Alexander Keith 
was a Rev. soldier, d 1824 in Havdin Co., Ky. 
David Henton was drowned in the Ohio River 
while emigrating from S. W. Pa. to Ky. in 
1779. Did he serve in the Rev.? Any infor- 
mation and correspondence solicited by Will W. 
Henton, Canton, Mo. 

3397. Wood -Cole -Hathaway. John " and 
Huldie Wood m and lived on Long Island, had 
sons Sylvester, Amos, Aaron and James F. Was 
John Wood a Rev. soldier? James F. Wood m 
Hannah, dau of Henry Cole and his wife Mary. 
Their service desired. He was of Scotch des- 
cent and a weaver by trade, she Dutch. They 
had ch Henry, Jr., John and Hannah. Hannah 
Cole Wood owned land and lived at one time 
in Hamburg, N. Y. She and her husband, 
James F. Wood, had ch John and Mary. John 
m Jane Hathaway, dau of whom? She was 
from N. Y., b Oct. 3, 1836, m at Hudson, Mich., 
June 26, 1854. Was he a descendant of a Rev. 
soldier?— If rs. E. P. B. 

339S. Martin. Information is desired about 
Peter Martin, a Rev. soldier, supposed to have 
been a Virginian and a member of the Conti- 
nental Army, and to have acted as interpreter 
for Gen. Washington when fighting the Hessian 
soldiers. Ho was b Feb. 8, 1741, and in the 
battles of Trenton and Princeton. — S. B. C. 


ito or Shillitoe-Twifokd or Twyford. Does 
anyone know of William Littell, James Tor- 
renco, James Parkinson, or George Shilitoe or 
Shillitoe, except their Rev. record, widen I have? 
Would like to know whether Thomas Twiford or 
Twyford was in the Rev. and any other records 
concerning him. — C, A. J. P. 

3400. Lewis- Washington. An old family 
record now lost or mislaid, stated that my 
line of the Lewis family was descended from 
Col. Fielding Lewis who m Betsy Washing- 
ton, sister of George Washington, through 
Jacob Lewis of Maryland and Va. Can the 
Queries dept. help me to establish this line 
of ancestry? — L. G. N. 

3401. Tingle-Waite-Reeder. Jedediah Tin- 
gle b ? where? names of parent? married 
Amy Waite, b ? where? parents? They had 
son Jedediah Jr. b May 8, 1766,' m Elizabeth 
Reeder, b Jan. 4, 1776, dau cf Daniel Reeder 
b in N. J. 1747, lived near Cincinnati, O., 
later Lebanon. He d Sept. 6, 1813. Would 
like his Rev. record. Elizabeth Reeder was 
born in London Co., Va., so her father may 
have served from Va. — Mrs. W. E. B. 

3402. Klees -Rho ads. My mother often 
told me that my gr. grfatber, George Klees, 

was a soldier in the Rev. and that he served 
under La Fayette. He was b in Frankfort, 
Germany, came to America when fourteen 
years old and served as drummer-boy in the 
French and Indian War. In 1780 or 1781 
(I think in Philadelphia) he m Elizabeth 
Rhoads, who was b in Phil, in 1765, d in 
Huutersville, Pa., 1S49. He d in 1824, and 
is buried at or near Hughsville, Pa. They 
had 12 ch. who lived to grow to manhood 
and womanhood. Henry, George, John, Wil- 
liam, Jacob, Isaac, Rosanna, Katharine. Polly, 
Elizabeth, Susanna, Phebe, all of whom were 
b at a place called Panther Creek, in Carbon 
Co., Pa., at that time part of Northampton 
Co. George Klees afterwards moved to 
Lycoming Co., Pa. His son Henry m Sophia 
Yakle. Their dau Mary Ann Klees m Wil- 
liam Deetz. The War Dept. said the name 
of George Klees did not appear with the 
Rev. soldiers. If I can get proof of his 
service I shall be very grateful. — L. E. P. 

3403. Seaton-Barnett. Ancestry, gen. 
data and Rev. service of William Seaton, b 
March 19, 17S6, in Loudon Co., Va., m Mary 
Barnett Jan. 17, 1811, lived in Fauquier Co., 
Va. His mother was a Miss Murry. — TV. S. S. 

3404. Turnier. Wanted, dates and places 
of the birth, marriage and death of John 
Turnier who served in Col. Drake's 1st Reg. 
Westchester Co., N. Y. State Militia, also 
his wife 's name. Have a gen. or papers per- 
taining to the Turnier family ever been pub-" 

(2) Slocum. Wanted, dates and places for 
Samuel Slocum of Long Branch, N. J., b ab. 
1S25, his parents' names and dates. Has a 
gen. of the Slocum family ever been pub- 
lished? If so, by whom? — F. E. H. 

3405. Hayes-Dawson. Can anyone give in- 
formation of the parents of Nancy Ann Hayes, 
b 1780, m John Dawson ab. 1807 in Hagers- 
town, Aid.? 

(2) Hixson. Information is desired of the 
father of Reuben Hixson, b 1764.— M. T. 

3405a. Johnson. Among my ancestors was 
Thomas Smith, who was a Rev. soldier from 
Conn. His son Thomas Smith m Phebe L. 
Johnson, dau of Gen. Alan Johnson, and I 
have copy of the marriage certificate. Was 
Gen. Alan Johnson in the Rev. or the War 
of 1812!— If. S. E. 

3406. Dexter-Peabody. Rebecca Peabody, b 
Dec. 8, 1718, at Roxford, m Richard Dexter 
Nov. 26, 1741. She was the dau of David and 
Sarah (Pope) Peabody. Did David Peabody 
or the father of Sarah Pope serve as a Rev. 
soldier 1 

(2) Dexter-Blake-P.4P.kman. Rebecca 
Blake, b May 30, 1799, Boston, dau of Ed- 
ward and Sarah (Parkman) Blake, m Charles 
Parker Dexter, April 16, 1822, New North 



Church, . Boston. Did Edward Blake or the 
father of Sarah Parkman render Rev. service! 
(3) Dexter - Am oh y - Co f fix. Rebecca 
Amory, b Feb. 10, 176(5, Boston, dau of Thomas 
and Elizabeth (Coffin) Amory, in Aaron Dex- 
ter Nov. 10, 1737, at Trinity Church, Bos- 
ton. Did Thomas Amory or tho father of 
Elizabeth Coffin render any Rev. service? — 
C. D. Y. 

3407. Clark-Tucker. Can anyone give me 
information as to . Rev. service of Thomas 
Clark who married the widow, Priscilla Tucker, 
whose maiden name was Priscilla Doyle. She 
was from Greenwood, N. C. They later moved 
to Spartanburg District, S. C, and later still 
to Laurens Dist. 

(2) Parks-Brockman. Can anyone give 
Rev. record of Thomas Parks, who m Annie 
Brockman of N\ C. He was b in Amelia Co., 
Va., but moved to Laurens District near Euoree 
River, four miles west of Woodruff in Spar- 
tanburg District, N. C. 

(3) Brockman. Wanted, Rev. record of 

John Brockman, whose wife was Amelia 

They were a N. C. family. 

(4) Smith-Phelps. Wanted, the Rev. rec- 
ord of Esekiel Smith of Halifax Co., Ga., 
who m a Miss Phelps. Family was originally 
from Old Nith District, N. C. The father of 
Ezekiel Smith was Aaron Smith. 

(5) Davis. Can anyone give me the name 
of Samuel Davis' brother, who had a son 
Thomas Davis b in Butts Co., Ga. Said Sam- 
uel Davis was the father of Jefferson Davis. 
— F. E. L. 

3408. Stevtart-Calderwood. Andrew Stew- 
art was b in Indiana or Westmoreland Co., Pa. 

His parents, Stuart and Camilla 

Calderwood, came from the north of Ireland 

in the latter half of 18th century. : 

Stuart's name was William, Henry or Alex- 
ander. He had brother Archibald and also 
brother James, who was killed by Indians while 
crossing the mountains in Pa. with supplies. 

Stuart was a Scotch Presbyterian 

and had besides Andrew, Jonathan, Alexander, 
Martha (m Hamilton), Jane (m 

Goodwin), Betsy (m 

Wallace). The Stuart family moved to Henry 
Co., Ind., in 1818 and Andrew went to Iowa 
*a 1865. His parents were buried in Ind. ab. 
1838 on their farm. Tho Stewarts (or Stu- 
arts) were weavers in Ireland but were in 
the foundry business at Ross Furnace either 
in Westmoreland or Indiana Co., Pa. Wanted, 
the name of the Stuart that m Cemilia Cal- 
derwood and any information about the fam- 
lJ 7- Rev. service if any. 

(2) Weyman (Wayman)-Glore. Nancy 
Weyrrian was b in Ky. near Cincinnati. Cov- 
,r ȣton, Ky., was their market-place. Her father 
*vaa twice married, both wives being Glcre, sis- 
ters r cousins. Moses Wayinan was her 

brother or half-brother, and with him she 
moved to Ind. in 182S. He was a prominent 
Mason. She had nephews Milton, Billie and 
James, one a doctor, another a minister; Moses 
was a cabinet-maker. The Glores or Wey- 
mans or both are supposed to have Rev. rec- 
ord from Va. or Ky. or the Carolinas. Wanted, 
information about the two families. Rev. rec- 
ord if any. 


Frey (Fry or Frye)-Fox-Romig. Michael 
Ginther m Rosanna Stocker in Tuscarawas Co., 
Ohio, ab. 1820 or later. He was b in Bedford 
Co., Pa., March 14, 1796, moved to Ohio in 
1S00. His father had a number of eh., some 
older, some younger. They were Mary, Peter, 
Catherine, Thomas, Daniel, John. John and 
Michael moved to Iowa ab. 1845. His moth- 
er's name was Fry, I think, and they came 
from Freiburg, Germany, early in the 17th 
century. There was an uncle Spencer Frye 
who had a son a doctor at Perry, Iowa. We 
think both families had representatives in the 
Rev. Rosanna Stocker was b in Northampton 
Co., Pa., Stockertown, I think, and I think of 
a Moravian family. They moved to Tuscara- 
was Co., Ohio, in 1818. She had brothers Solo- 
mon, Absalom, Daniel, Andrew; sisters Eliza- 
beth, Madeline (Maudlina), and a half-sister 
Sarah. Most of the Stockers lived in Tus- 
carawas Co., Ohio, as long as we knew of 

them. Sarah married Humphrey 

and lived at Springfield, 111., in 1800. The 
names of Fox and Romig seem connected, and 
I believe one was the first wife and the 
other the second of Rosanna 's father. The 
Fox family were potters in Pa. Both the 
older Stockers and both the Ginthers were 
buried in T. Co., O. There is a history of the 
Stocker family published in ab. the 60 's tc 
which we have no access. They are supposed 
to have Rev. record. Any information ab. the 
four families wanted, also Rev. service if any. 
—J. E. S. 

3409. Eliot- Ayres. On pp. 293, 296, 542, 
of N. Y. Archives, the name of Andrew Eliot 
is given as private in Col. Frederick Fisher's 
3d Tryon Co. Regiment, Capt. Joseph Yeomans. 
of 8th Co. This same record is also found 
on p. 180, N. Y. in the Rev. I would like 
to know if this is the Andrew Eliot who m 
Jane Ayres and lived in Florida, Montgomery 
Co., N. Y., in 1776, having a dau Lucretia who 
m a Stephen Gile; and the date of the mar- 
riage of Andrew Eliot and Jane Ayres. Also 
his other ch., if any. 

(2) Cripfen-W'aterman. Silas Crippen of 
Canaan, Conn., m Elizabeth Waterman and 
came to Otsego Co., N. Y., in the spring of 
1788 with two sons. The eeraras of 1790 lo- 
cates him here with four sons, which the fam- 
ily records bear out. On p. 113, Conn. Men 
in the Rev., Col. Elmore's Regt., Silas Crippen 


enlisted Juno 6, 1776, as private in Capt. 
Woodbridge's Co. in Garrison Fort Schuyler. 
Silas Crippen of Otsego Co. was b in 175S and 
was therefore of age for enlistment. Ts there 
any record of the date of his marriage? 

(3) Giles -Eliot. John Giles, private in 
Col. Fisher's 3d Tryon Co. Regt., p. 180, N. Y. 
in Rev. The index says " Guile see Giles," 
and as the Guile family spelled the name in 
so many ways at that time, I would like to 
know if this John Giles might not be the John 
Guile who lived in Florida, Montgomery Co., 
N. Y., in 1775, and there m for his second 
wife Freelove Eliot, sister of Andrew Eliot, en- 
listed in same Regt. 

(4) Winslow. Josiah Winslow of Vt. had 
ch. James, b Oct. 22, 1804, Josiah G., b in 
Westfield, July 19, 1813, and Sarah, perhaps 
others. Would like to know anything more 
about him. He came to Otsego Co., N. Y., 
early in the 19th Cent, but returned to Vt. 
beforo 1819. Would like data concerning him 
as far back as 1750 if possible. — C, W. C. 

3410. Kidpath. Could anyone tell me where 
to find the family history of John Clark Rid- 
path, the historian? I understand that his 
gr. father once or twice removed was in the 
Rev.— IF. E. B. 

3411. Rollis-Laaibekt. Barnabas Lambert 
m Rebecca Rolls in Pa., when? and did he 
serve in the Rev? He d ab. 1810 in Chilli- 
cothe, O. 

(2) Royse-Pierce. Aaron Royse m Nancy 
Pierce in Conn, or N. Y., d in Preston Co., 
W. Va., in 1818. When were they m, and did 
he serve in the Rev.? 

(3) Kyger-Beeler. Geo. Kyger m Cath- 
erine Beeler and lived in Penn. and d in Ohio 
ab. 1830. When were they m, and did he 
serve in the Rev.? 

(4) Durham-Marrow-Faulkner. Daniel 
Durham rn Arabella Marrow in Mecklenburg, 
1ST. C, when? and did he serve in the Rev.? 
D Tenn. or Va. Their son Daniel Durham 
m Mary Faulkner, a first cousin of Henry Clay, 

,in Va. and d in Vigo Co., Ind. — C. A. M. 

3412. Utterback. Could anyone give Rev. 
record of Jacob Utterback? I think he was 
from Norfolk, Va. He had two brothers, Joel 
and Benjamin; all were soldiers. They moved 
to Woodford Co., Ky.. in Dec. 1797.— E. U. 

3413. Jackson. The recent celebration of 
Jackson Day has revived my interest in a 
question that has long puzzled me. Who was 
Andrew Jackson's mother? There has long 
been a tradition among the Scotch Irish Vances 
that his mother was a Vance, in fact O 'Hart's 
Pedigrees give his ancestry so. Is this au- 
thority? If so, why do all his biographers give 
the name as Hutchinson? It would seem that 
before his hundredth anniversary comes around 
seme of the N. C. or Tenn. Chapters could 

well devote their time to at least ascertain 

the name of tho mother whose sacrifice and 
labor made his life-work possible. — A. V. B. 

3414. Carver. Wanted, dates of births, 
marriages and deaths of Robert and William 
Carver of Cumberland Co., X. C, said to 
have come from England. They were signers 
of the Cumberland Co. Declaration of Inde- 
pendence. Please give Rev. records. — G. M. 

3415. Maxson-Babcock-Morgan. Was Sam- 
uel Maxson in the Rev.? He m Ruth . 

They lived in Hopkinton, R. I., formerly 
known as Westerly. Two of their ch. were 
Ruth, b March 5, 1747, Lucy, b Aug. 27, 1751. 
m Peleg Babcock Dec. 14, 1769. After her 
death, July 5, 1775, he married her sister, 
Ruth, Jan. 18, 1776. Peleg had a son, Peleg 
Jr., b May 29, 1772, who m Martha (also 
called Patty) Morgan, who died in Ithaca, 
N. Y. Can someone tell me her father's and 
mother's names, if he had any Rev. service or 
anything about them?- — E. M. 

3416. Brown -Bennet. Robert Brown of 
Kennett Township, Chester Co., Pa., m Jane 
Bennet, b 1722. d 1799. Their ch. were Eliza- 
beth, John, James, Esther, b 1754, d 1834, m 
Geo. Wilson, Nathaniel, William, Jane, Re- 
becca, Robert, Joseph. Can anyone give date 
of birth and marriage of Robert Brown? His 
will was proven in Chester Co. in Aug., 1807. 
Who were his parents? 

(2) Painter. Esther Painter (1770-1835) 
m. Wm. Tate 1791. She was from Chester 
Co., Hanover Township, I think; who were 
her parents? In what part of the Co. did they 
live? Give dates if possible. — M. G. H. 

3417. When and at what price can I get 
Index to Va. Rev. Soldiers, referred to so 
often in your columns? 

(2) What Smithsonian Report takes in Ga.. 
Va. or S. C. Rev. Soldiers? What other 
books would you advise for Va. Soldiers? — 
M. F. S. 

3418. Laughton. Rev. record desired of 
David Laughton, son of Samw>l Laughton. 
He was b at Old Rutland, Mass., 1759, d at 
Edinburgh, Saratoga Co., N. Y., 1837. Ruth 
L. his wife b 1758, d at Hadley, Saratoga 
Co., 1813. Polly, their eldest chfld, b Dum- 
merston, Vt., 1785, Amos, b 17S6, Dummerston, 
Vt., David, b 1790, Dummerston, Vt., Ruth, b 
1792. Jamaica, Vt., Squire, b 1794, Jamaica, 
Vt,, Sewell 1796, Jamaica, Vt., Fordyeo, 1799, 
Dummerston, Vt. — H. S. 

3419. Moulton-Sprague. Wanted, the an- 
cestry of Mehitable Moulton, who m Elkanab 
Sprague, Senior, Dec. 19, 1756, in Windham, 
Conn., and who d after 1777, probably in 
Hartford, Vt. 

(2) Johnson-Sprague. Wanted, the an- 
cestry of Charlotte Johnson, probably b and 
m in Vt., d before 1832 in May field, N. Y. 
She was the wife of Elkanah Sprague, Jr., 
b in Windham, Cohn. ; Dee, 19, 17G0, w&o 


served from Vt. and was m ab. 1781-1783. — 
M. E. and B. G. F. 

3420. Price. There is a tradition in the 
family that the name of a gr.grandf. Charles 
Price, called colonel, appears on the shaft at 
Brooklyn, N. Y., to commemorate the bravery 
of the Md. troops at the battle of Long Isl- 
and. If so, would like his service, or where it 
can be obtained. 

(2) Pettus. Would like to know if Thomas 
P. Pettus, b April 7, 1759, and a descendant 
of Col. Thomas Pettus, who was Chancellor 
of State under Berkeley for 12 years and 
came to America in 1638, has a Rev. service. 
— C. B. E, y 

3421. Redde. Sinah Ball Redde was b July 

4, 1802, where? In Philadelphia, Pa., or West 

(2) Ball. Who were the chldren of Joseph 
Ball, son of Frederick Ball, who went from 
Va. to Philadelphia, Pa.?— J. L. C. 

3422. Doremus-Vanderhoof. Can anyone 
give me information of Peggy or Sally Dore- 
mus, who m John Vanderhoof I She was the 
Jau of Lea de Brevoort and probably her 
first husband, David Doremus, and they re- 
sided in Preakness, N. J. 

(2) De Brevoort-Hopper-Post. Wanted, 
information of Samuel de Brevoort, who m 

— Hopper, also of his sister Maria de 

Brevoort, who m John Post. The latter had 
twins, one of whom, a boy, was murdered in 
what was then called the Bergen woods. They 
lived in Bergen Co., N. J. Are any of their 
descendants members of the D. A. R.? — B. 

5. H. 

3423. Atkins. All necessary data wanted 
of John Atkins, a Eev. soldier, who d in 
Rockingham Co., N. C, in "1828. Who was his 
wife? His c.h. were John, b 1782, d single; 

George, b 1785, Nancy, b 178S, m 

Whitmore; Susannah, b 1790; Ellinor, m 

Herron; Nellie, m 

Whitmore; Elizabeth, d single; James, m Jane 
Wharton; William, m Mattie Scott; David, m 
Prances Mullens; Eeuben, who m Lettie Mul- 
lens in Rockingham, N. C, in 1826, came to 
McXarry Co., Tenn., 1833, and reared a large 
family. Other eh. of John Atkins also settled 
in Tenn.— K. C. 21cM. 

3424. Moxtgomeey-Kerr. Wanted, infor- 
mation concerning Mary Montgomery. Can 
not say whether this is married or maiden 
name. Her father is called " Uncle Sberer" in 

an old letter. Her mother 's name was 

Kerr, dau of Andrew and Catherine Wilson 
(or Williamson) Kerr of Pa. Mary Mont- 
gomery bad brothers James and Andrew 

(2) McElhaney. Wanted, married name 
of Margaret McElhaney, dau of Robert and 
Jane Kerr McElhaney. She was b May 31, 
1797, where? Parents lived at Blue Ball, But- 

ler Co., Ohio, before 1812, and at Dayton 
from 1S12 to 1^30 on a farm 3 miles N. W. 
of Dayton between the Covington and Salem 
Pikes. Any information of this family grate- 
fully received— T. D. C. 

3425. Pritchard-Hughes. I am searching 
for the parents and gr. parents of James 
Pritchard, who m Elizabeth Hughes, both of 
Baltimore Co., Md., and who migrated to Jef- 
ferson Co., Ky., and located in that part of 
the Co. which afterwards became a part of 
Shelby Co., Ky., and which in 1793 became 
a part of Henry Co., Ky. He lived near 
Newcastle, Ky., where he d. 

(2) Pritchard-Cottrall. Samuel and Isa- 
bella (Cot trail) Pritchard had a son James 
born to them in 1746; Obadiah and Eliza- 
beth (Litten) Pritchard had a son James b 
1740, and James and Elizabeth (Durbin) 
Pritchard, had a son born 1734, all of Balti- 
more Co., Md. To which of these families did 
James Pritchard of Newcastle Co., Ky., be- 

(3) Pritckard-Durbin. The above-men- 
tioned Samuel Pritchard was the son of Oba- 
diah and Margaret Pritchard. Was James, 
who m Elizabeth Durbin, a son of William 
Pritchard of Kumiey Creek or of Obadiah and 
Margaret Pritchard? Were William, Sr. and 
Obadiah Sr. brothers and founders of the 
Pritchard families of Bait. Co., Md.? 

(4) Freelaxd-Hill-Iyi^s. Will Miss 
Eleanor M. Freeland (No. 14357) and Mrs. 
Elizabeth A. Hill (No. 1581) and Mrs. Vir- 
ginia W. Ivins (No. 33733) be kind enough 
to send to Mrs. B. M. Johnson, Franklin, Ind., 
any information they have in regard to James, 
John, William or Obadiah Pritchard of Balti- 
more Co., Md.— M. C. J. 

3426. Adams. Information desired in ref- 
erence to the ancestry of my gr. grandf. Thomas 
Adams, who came from Ya. ab. 1770 to Edge- 
field, S. C Two of his brothers came with 
him and rec. grants of land but returned to 
Va. Their names are not known. Some mem- 
bers of the family say he came from near 
Christiansburg, Ya. We were always told 
that this family was of the same lineage as 
that of Thomas and Richard Adams, the for- 
mer of whom was a member of tbc Conti- 
nental Congress from 1778 to 1780, Richard 
on the staff of Gen. Washington. There was 
a brother William also, said to have d be- 
fore 1763. He may be my ancestor. I should 
be glad to hear from any descendants of the 
family of Ebenezer Adams of Ya. The Thomas 
Adams who ca?ne to Ya. had sons Richard, 
Hiram, Talbot, Joseph, and dau Lucinthia. 

(2) Perrin. William Perrin and Mary, his 
wife, lived in Charlotte Co., Ya. Their dau 
Betty, a twin, b in 1759, m Richard Tutt in 
S. C. Who wns Mary, the wife of William 
Perrin? I should be glad to get any infor- 
mation in regard to the Perrin family. 


(3) Tutt-Hansford. James Tutt in Ann 
Hansford, lived in Culpeper Co., Ya., and 
had ch., one of whom was b in 1749 and named 
Richard. He afterwards came to S. C. I 
should be glad to get any information in re- 
gard to the Tutt and Hansford families. — 
J. L. M. 

3427. Teague. Wanted, official proof of 

service of ■ Teague, of a French 

Huguenot family. He is said to have served 
under LaFayette. After the Rev. he settled 
in Laurens Dist., S. C, where he raised a 
family, and probably died there. His sou 
moved to Ala., married there, and later moved 
to Texas. — J. M. A. 

342S. Smedes-Mancius. Rev. record de- 
sired of Nathan Smedes, d 1795, m Catriena 
Kinsted, and their son, Albert Smedes, m his 
cousin, Elizabeth Mancius, dau of Rev. G. W. 
Mancius, a prominent Dutch divine of Kings- 
ton, N. Y., d 1844. Father and son. lived in 
Ulster Co., N. Y. 

(2) Sebor-Isaacs-Peirot. Rev. record de- 
sired of Jacob Sebor of Middletown, Conn., 
m Jane and Ralph Isaacs of Bran- 
ford, Conn., m Mary Peirot. 

3429. Newal. I have a commission dated 
Aug. 18, 1763, signed at Burlington, N. J., 
by the Royal governor, William Franklin, ap- 
pointing my gr. gr.f., Peter Newall, of Hun- 
terdon Co., N. J., a 1st Heut. in a co. of 
foot militia of which George Ryerson was 
Capt. Is there any record of this co. or my 
ancestor taking part in the Rev.? Peter Newal 
d 1797.— 0. N. F. 

3430. Powers. Please give me information 
of Nicholas Powers' family. He was b 1756 
Livingston Manor, Albany Co., N. Y., and 
served in the Rev. from 1775 to 1780 was 
Sergeant, Ensign and Private, engaged in Bat- 
tle of Saratoga and taking of Burgoyne. m 
at West Camp, Columbia Co., Feb. 1783, Han- 
nah maiden name desired. Was 

Lt. Nicholas Powers, whom Nicholas Powers, 
Jr., was under for three mo. Aug. 1, 1777, 
his father or relative? — J. E. B. 

3431. Bennett. I am the descendant of 
Joseph Bennett of Delaware. The historian 
Scharff testifies to his patriotism and loyalty 
in his History of Delaware (P. 210): "the 
loyal patriot Joseph Bennett placed his son 
Caleb, then 17 years old, in the ranks of the 
Rev. army;" the said Caleb afterwards was 
a Major and commanded a battery at the 
Siege of Yorktown. Am I eligible to the 
D. A. RJ— C. A. S. 

3432. Bradley-Poe. John Bradley came 
from Ya., we think Orange Co., to Ky. about 

1782. He m Poe, and had only 

three ch., Thomas, John Wickliil and Anne. 
Wanted to know, to what family John Brad- 

ley or his wife belonged, and if ho served 
in the Rev.? 

(2) Bohannon. We have the complete his 
tory of the Bohannon family back to Dunken 
Bohannon, who came from Dorset Co., Eng- 
land, and settled at Jamestown, Va., 1674. 
We will exchange this for evidence that either 
Elliott Bohannon, Sr., b 1729, or Elliott Bo- 
hannon, Jr., b 1753, served in tne Rev. 

(3) Brooking. The records show that in 
the Rev. there were three soldiers from the 
Brooking family of Orange Co., Ya., Charles 
Brooking, Samuel Brooking and Col. Vivian 
Brooking. Samuel came to Ky. and settled iu 
Woodford Co. on land given him for service 
in the Rev. I can furnish anyone descended 
from him with all necessary proof. I am de- 
scended from John Brooking (Sept. 10, 1*764, 
Oct. 24, 1817) who came to Scott Co., Ky., 
settled there, and was the son of either Charles 
or Col. Yivian Brooking. In the old family 
Bible the name of John's wife is written, 
• • Lavinia Brooking his wife was b Aug. 15, 
1775, d Aug. 11, 1837. " Whether she was 
a Brooking before her marriage or not we 
do not know. The ch. of John and Lavinia 
were Samuel, Alvan, Yivian, Matilda, Robert, 
Mary and Sarena. Yon will notice two of the 
Va. soldiers were Samuel and Yivian and so 
were two of John's ch. Wanted to know, 
whether John Brooking, b 1764, was the son 
of Charles or Col. Yivian Brooking and 
whether his wife Lavinia was a dau of the 
other Brooking. — K. S. B. 

3433. Bent-Moore, Who was the father of 
Olive Bent, b July 10, 1763, m Samuel Moore 
Oct. 23, 1783, in Maynard, Mass. (formerly E. 
Sudbury), and did he serve in Rev. Samuel 
Moore was of Sudbury, Mass., and was in the 
Rev., also his father, Daniel Moore of Sud- 
bury, Mass. — J. E. F. 

3434. Spencer-Stewart. Porter Spencer, 
b in Brownington, Yt., April 13, 1800, was 
the son of Elijah Spencer, b Oct. 29, 1773, m 
Polly Stewart (b Aug. 15, 1774, d Dec. 25, 
1843), d June 21, 1847. I think Elijah's 
father was Joseph. Is there record of the 
Rev. service of Joseph Spencer? Whom, when 
and where did he m? How many ch. did he 
have, and whom did they m? — J. O. S. 

3435. Horton-Porter. P. 125 Saffel'a Rev. 
records gives "10th or Marshall's Hf:g. — Ed- 
mond Horton — private returned to the Col. 's 
Co., invalided." He was from Mass. Can 
anyone tell me if he was the father or brother 
of Elizabeth Horton, who m Ezekiei Porter 
in Conn., 1786, had a son Edmond Porter and 
a gr. son Edmond Horton Emmons. I desire 
dates and places of birth and death of Eliza- 
beth and Ezekiei Porter. Is he the same Eze- 
kiei Porter who had Rev. service from Mass.? 
And is he the one who m for a second wife 



Mary San ford at Prospect, Conn., and d at 
Smithfield, near Greene, N. Y.I 

(2) King. Will someone who has access 
to Mr. Mather 's new book on the L. I. Refu- 
gees to Conn, tell me the Rev. service of Sam- 
uel King, wife's name and all gen. data, also 
their ch. names and if his or his wife's father 
had Rev. service. I shuuld like the same data 
of them. 

(3) E-MMOXS. Does any record of Conn, 
soldiers give Rev. service to Arthur or Orange 
Emmons of South Farms (near Litchfield) 

(4) Brainerd. According to the Lineage 
Books Hezekiah Brainerd of Iladdam, Conn., 
the Assistant, d 1777. All other authorities 
I have consulted, give the date May 24, 1727, 
age 46. Which is correct? 

(5) King -Brown. Zebulon (4) King, b 
1702, d 1776 on L. I. Samuel— 3— Samuel— 2 
— William— 1) of Southold, L. L, wife Amy 
Hawk, had a son Samuel, who m Elizabeth 
Brown. Is this the same Samuel who was a 
refugee from L. I. to Conn.? Did Zebulon 
King or the father of Elizabeth Brown have 
Rev. service? 

(6) Brooks-Porter-Smith. Capt. Abraham 
(3) Brooks, b 1702-3 (Thomas— 2— Thomas— 
1) was a Colonial Militia Capt. and Deputy 
for Haddani to Gen. Court. See Colonial Rec- 
ords of Conn, m (1.) Martha Porter, (2) 
Mrs. Eleanor Parker Smith, d abt. 1784. Did 
he sign an oath of allegiance or do anything 
during the Rev. that would establish eligibil- 
ity to D. A. R. ?--!>. B. C. 

3436. Oliphant. Can you give me any 
information regarding Josiah Oliphant from 
S. C? What was his Rev. service and whom 
did he marry? His descendants have set- 
tled in Orangeburg and Calhoun Cos., S. C. — 
F. C. C. 

3437. Nicholson. Wanted, ancestry, Rev. 

service, wife's name of Nicholson 

oi Pendleton Dist., S. C. One of his sons, 
I. R. Nicholson, was for many years Judge 
in Miss., another was a planter and lived in 
northern Miss. 

3438. Gardiner-Kurtz-Rankin. Elizabeth 
Gardiner or Gardner was b 1778, d Harris- 
burg, Penna., Feb. 11, 1S52, m Benjamin 
Kurtz. I think her mother was a Rankin. 
Very glad for any information regarding her 
family or Rankin family. — C. A. T. 

3439. D fjNCKLEE-CASWELL- Varnham-Street- 
ER. Does any one know of Rev. records con- 
cerning a Robert Duncklee or Dunklee of Mon- 
son, Mass., except the Conn. Rev. Rolls, where 
Robert Dunklee is given as a private in Capt. 
Ben. Mills' Co. Col. Bradley's Battalion, Sept. 
15 — Dec. 30, 1770. This Co. was fcclisted from 
Litchfield Co., Conn., I think. An aged grand- 
son of his tells of officera coming in the night 

and taking him away to serve in the war, say- 
ing he returned a Major, but I have been un- 
able to find a title given him. Very soon after 
thi9 we find him living in Concord, now Lisbon, 
N. H., and he d before pensions were given. 
His widow was Jemima Caswell. A sen Moses 
was b in Lisbon, N. H., 178S. There were 
two other Caswell sisters, who m one a Varn- 
ham, the other a Streeter, and settled in the 
same district, near Lisbon, N. H. — A. M. D. 

3440. Riddle. Samuel Riddle, son of James 
Riddle, b at the Manor of Mask, York Co., 
Penna. Wanted, Rev. record, if any, of James 
Riddle, dates, wife *s maiden name, names of 
other ch. if any. 

(2) Stuart-Ross. Wanted, dates for John 
Stuart, M. D. and his wife, Ariana Ross, of 
Bladensburg, Md. Did either family render 
Rev. service? 

(3) Bradley-Hinton-Waldo. Charles 
Bradley,, b 17SS, Mass. (?) m Nancy Hin- 
ton Waldo at Lewisburg, Franklin Co., N. C, 
1S10, d Norway, N. Y., 1825. He' had a 
brother Silas, who lived in Mass. Who were 
the parents of Charles Bradley and his wife? 
Did either family render Rev. service? If so, 
please give official proof and gen. data. — 
L. W. B. 

3441. Hillis. Wanted, wife and parentage 
of Matthew Hillis, who in 1772 was warranted 
3u0 acres in Bedford Co., Penna., near Dun- 
laps' Creek. He was taxed in E. Nottingham 
Township, Chester Co., Penna., in 1763 and 
again in 1764 as a single man. The Chalkiey 
Records might tell something of Matthew Hil- 
lis, as he had taken up a tract of land prior 
to 1784 in what is now known as Washington 
Co., Penna., on a Va. certificate. This land 
was part of that granted by patent by Earl of 
Dunsmore, Gov. of Va., to George Washington, 
1774. What books or who could help me' — 
E. B. B. 

3442. Garretson. William Garretson, m 
Margaret Maxson in Iowa, fought in Civil 
War on Union side, killed at Memphis, IS 63, 
was the son of Nathan Garretson, who d Tay- 
lorville, Iowa. The Garretsons lived in Penna. 
and Va. before going to Iowa. Any help o.r 
suggestions on the family asked. 

(2) Maxson. Margaret Maxson and her 
bro. Christian Maxson were ch. of Ephraim 
Maxson, b Vt. 1802, son of Sutton Maxson 
of Vt. Who were his parents 1 Any Rev. 
service for Sutton or his father. Where 
in Vt. are records of the Maxson family kept? 
Christian Maxson m Clarissa Fisher, in Iowa, 
who were his parents? 

(3) Whiting- Wattles. Do any records of 
the V/hiting family of Conn, or N. Y. show 
that Lavinia Whiting m Wm. Wattles (1757- 
1841)1— G. F. 

3442 .A Campbcll. What official proof is 


there that David Campbell, Jr., son of David 
Campbell of Orange Co. (later Augusta Co.) 
Ya., "was in the Revolution, serving as Major? 
What battles was he in? A brother Arthur 
was taken prisoner by the Indians and kept 
for several years on the Canadian lakes. This 
David Jr., was b 1750, m 1779, and d 1S12. 
His father was b Mch. S, 1706, m Jan. 16, 
1735, Mary Hamilton (1716-1 SOI) and d Oct. 
17, 1790. " 

3443. Diron. Wanted, Eev. service and all 
gen. data for Lieut. Col. Michael Diron, of 
S. C— C. E. 

3444. Edgerton-Hendee. Wanted, names 
of parents of Milly Hendee who m Capt. Benj. 
Storrs Edgerton of Eandolph, Vt., b 1777, Capt. 
in War of 1812. Was he a son of Ezra Edger- 
ton who served in Capt. Asa Kingsbury's Co., 
of Norwich, Conn? Information, if so, of 
Ezra's service desired, and of any Eev. service 
pertaining to either family. 

(2) Bradford-Eeed-Safeord. Did John 
Bradford, Col. in Eev., member of Halifax 
Convention in 1776, who m Patience Eeed 1750, 
in Halifax Co., have a son John, b May 15, 
1785, m Hannah Stafford, b June 6, 17881 

(3) Clark-Eussell. Who were the parents 
of Keziah Clark, m Daniel Russell, both of 
Easton, Washington Co., X. Y. ?— J. C. 

3445. Stone-Warrex-Perkixs. John Stone 
d 1779, m Mary Warren in Port Tobacco, Md., 
had Matthew, John, Hendley, some daughters, 
then Barton Warren, who says in his autobi- 
ography that the elder boys were in the Eev. 
but does not give names. Hendley m Mrs. 
Elizabeth (Perkins) Pryor, d 1809, who by her 
first marriage had 2 sons, both of whom served 
in War of 1812. By Hendley she had Mary, 
m Eichard Reynolds of Va., and Nicholas. 
Hendley d 1834, between 70 and 80 years of 
age. Did he serve in the Eevolution? Did his 
father John Stone serve! Did Elizabeth Per- 
kins' father serve? Who were the parents of 
Mary Warren, a ad did her father serve? After 
John's death his wife moved to what is now 
Danville, Va. — M. L. H. 

3446. Knowlton -Barrett. Information 
wanted of Ephraim Knowlton of Bedford, 
Westchester Co., N. Y. Lived in Bedford in 
1778, as his dau. Phoebe was born there in 
that year. She m Josephus Barrett of Putnam 
Co., N. Y. There was an Ephraim Knowlton 
in Col. Thomas Thomas' Regt. of Westchester 
Co., N. Y. 

(2) Barrett. Information wanted of Justus 
Barrett of Putnam Co., N. Y. Lived there in 
1771, when his son Josephus was b. His name 
appears on the old tax records of Putnam Co. 
Member of the Baptist Church. Wife Mary 
(?}, large family, perhaps a second wife 
Phoebe. Tax records shov^ both those names 
with an interval of seven years. Wa3 he a 
Rev. soldier? 

(3) RUSSEL. Information wanted of James 
Russell who lived in Putnam Co., N. Y., during 
the Rev. He was the father of Asenath Russell 
who m Ephraim Barrett. — K. H. 

3447. STOUT-KRAUT. Who of the Stout 
family of N. J. took part in the Eev.? My gr. 
gr. father was John or Samuel Stout, of near 
Hopewell, N. J., m Eachel Eosen Kraut. Where 
can I get a genealogy of the Stout family? 

(2) Taylor-Fulton. Wanted, information 
of the Taylor family of Lancaster Co., Penna. 
Has anyone the genealogy of George Taylor, 
Signer of Declaration? My gr. gr. father, 
George Taylor of Lancaster Co., Penna., m at 
Little Britain, Elizabeth Fulton, sister of the 
inventor, abt. 17S5. Would like to know of his 
parents.— M. T. M. 

344S. Real (Eeel)-Cobb-Xewman-Smitk. 
Wanted, information regarding the ancestry 
or family of Elizabeth Eeal (or Eeel), who m 
(1) Louis Cobb (nephew of the first of that 
name in Georgia), who was killed in the War 
of 1812. They had one dau., who m Aaron 
Newman abt. 1834, and settled near the Se- 
quatchie Valley. Elizabeth m (2) Eobert 
Smith, a native of Buck's Co. Penna., abt. 
2816, and lived on the Cumberland River b:- 
low Nashville, both dying in 1832, leaving 2 
sons, John Howard and Eobert. 

(2) Amis-Gale. Wanted, inf. of Alice 
Gale, b Dec. 23, 1744, d Nov. 22. 1781, dau. of 
Thomas and Mary Gale, who m Thomas Amis, 
Jan 27, 1763, a Eev. soldier, and member from 
Bladen Co., of the Provincial Congress held 
in Halifax, N. C, April 4, 1776, and died in 
Hawkins Co., Tenn. . Was Thomas Gale son 
of Miles Gale?— L. M. H. 

3449. Elliott-Dallas-Bond. Thomas m — 
Bond, their dau. Susan m James Ehodes Elliott, 
I think in Wilkes Co., Ga. Anyone who can 
give any data, however meager, of either the 
Elliott or Dallas family, will confer a favor 
hy communicating with Mrs. J. J). Tweedy, 
Dawson, Ga. 

3450. Clock- Acker. Ebenezer Clock (or 
Kloek) Sr. b abt. 1780, came from Conn, to 
Islip, L. I., m Nancy Acker, had 12 ch., among 
whom Ebenezer Clock, Jr., b 1806, I»lip, L. 1. 
Would like ancestry, all gen. data and Eev. 
service of either of these families. — F. N. C. 

(2) Rogers-Jarvis-Jarrett-Ketchum. Eliz- 
abeth. Rogers, b 1736, m 1766 at Huntington, 
Lu I. Joseph Jarvis (Jarvice), a Rev. soldier. 
He d 1789, and she m (2) — Jarrett, after his 
death, m (3) — Ketchurm She was still living 
in 1831, at Painesville, Ohio. Who was her 
father and did he render Eev. service?-— F. A r . C. 

(3) Bunce- Jarvis. Wanted the ancestry of 
-Susannah Bunce, who was born 1768, died at 
Painesville, Ohio, in 1843. Date of marriage 
to Bennijah Jarvis, unknown. Is there any 
Rev. service in this line? — F. N. C. 





The Wyoming, Washington, D. C. 

Vice-Preside ni Presiding 


317 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia. 

Vice-President in Charge of Organization of Local Societies 


3127 Newark Street, Washington, D. C. 

Recording Secretary 


912 Fifteenth Street, Washington, D. C. 

Corresponding Secretary 


905 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D. C. 


912 Fifteenth Street, Washington, D. C. 

12 Lafayette Square. 



1411 K. Street Washington, D. C. 


209 Prospect Avenue, Mt. Vernon, New York. 


Mrs. G. W. Baird, 1505 Rhode Island Ave., Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. George Marsh, The Eichmond, Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Job Barnard, 1306 Bhode Island Ave., Washington, D. C. 

Miss E. C. Tulloch, 937 Rhode Island Ave., Washington, D. C. 

Miss M. N. Hooper, 1735 New Hampshire Ave., Washington, D. C. 

Miss Grace M. Pierce, The Columbia, Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Horace Towner, The Farragut, Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Frank Mondell, 2011 Park Eoad, Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Lawrence Quirollo, 2114 Connecticut Ave., Washington, I). C. 

The monthly meeting of the Board of Mrs. Brumbaugh reported that Mrs. 

Management, N. S. C. A. R., was held Smoot had spoken to her about the Na- 

June 11th, 1914, in the Children's room, tional Society taking up the Mason me- 

Memorial Continental Hall. morial. Mrs. Brumbaugh moved that 

The meeting was called to order by she, as corresponding secretary, inform 

the president and all united in the Mi's. Smoot. that until Virginia shows 

Lord's Prayer. The secretary's minutes more interest in the C. A. R. the Board 

of the previous meeting were read and does not feel that it can consider a me- 

approved, and the corresponding secre- morial that should be promoted by the 

tary read her report, which was ac- State. This motion was carried, 

cepted. The registrar only had one name, as 


the treasurer bad been unable to return 
her paper owing to the sudden death of 
hvv mother. That name, Kenneth Mac- 
intosh, was voted on by the Board and 

The president read a note from Mr. 
Jauin thanking the Board in the name 
of Mrs. Jan in for the flowers sent for 
her mother's funeral. 

There was no report from the treas- 
urer, and Mrs. Hansmann was unable 
to be present on account of illness. 

The following resignations and ap- 
pointments were acted on : 

Mrs. Calendar, resigned as president 
of the Capitol Society, District, and Mrs. 
Catharine E. Nagle was appointed in 
her place. 

Mrs. George Washington Sadtler was 
appointed State Director of Maryland. 

Mrs. N. L. Dashiell, president of the 
Col. Nicholas Ruxton Moore Society, 
Baltimore, Md. 

Mrs. Sara Lesly Martin (Mrs. C. C.) 
to organize at Mil berry, Fla. 

Mrs. Eliza Seeley Payne, to organize 
at Jacksonville, Fla. 

Mrs. Herbert H. Munsey, to organize 
at East Orange, N. J. 

The matter of the Danvers Society 
charter was discussed and Miss Custis 
moved that the Col. Jeremiah Page So- 
ciety be given another charter on pay- 

ment of one dollar, the cost of engross- 
ing. This was carried. 

A letter was read from Miss Cass, of 
Waukesha, Wis., telling that their Soci- 
ety was named after the late beloved 
regent of the D. A. E. Chapter which 
is mothering the C. A. R. Society. The 
Board decided, as it can not accept this 
name, since it has no Revolutionary sig- 
nificance nor is it connected with the 
early history of the locality, that it be 
suggested to this Society to choose the 
name of the ancestor of the one they 
wish to honor in that way honoring both 
c a Revolutionary hero and the woman 
they love. 

It was voted that Mrs. Lawrence 
Quirollo, 2114 Conn. Ave., complete the 
unexpired term of the Vice-President in 
Charge of Organization of Local Socie- 
ties. This was carried and Mrs. Quiroilo 
accepted the position. 

The Gov. Thomas Wells Society asked 
the privilege of furnishing the wreath 
for Washington's Tomb this coming 
Spring when the National Society makes 
its yearly pilgrimage to Mt. Yernon. This 
request was granted. 

There being no further business the 
meeting adjourned, not to meet again 
until October. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Catharine E. Custis, 


Mrs. Elvira C. Tewksbury A Real 


By Sybil Wickersham, Regent Jonathan Cass Chapter 

Mrs. Elvira C. Tewksbury was born 
at Antrim, New Hampshire, January 
25, 1830. Her father, James "Walker, 
was also a native of New Hampshire and 
enlisted in the Revolutionary War from 
that State. He was married to his sec- 
ond wife, Lucinda Boman, in 1827. Mrs. 
Tewksbury 's father was 70 years old 
when she was born. He died when she 
was six. Mrs. Walker married a second 

time and Mrs. Tewksbury lived a greater 
part of the time with an uncle. 

Mr. Tewksbury came to Nebraska from 
New Hampshire in 1856, but could not 
persuade his sweetheart to eorne with 
him at that time. After four years of 
waiting she came West for a visit with 
friends in Piattsmouth and was soon 
after married. 

During the earlier years of her life 



in the West there were mauy hardships 
to endure. The Indians being many and 
the white settlers 


few . She tells many 
interesting tales of 
pioneer life. Those 
who have known 
her best tell of a 
long life of service 
to her poorandsick 
neighbors, no one 
being too lowly for 
ministrations. Mrs. 
Tewksbury 's hus- 
band was at one 
time possessed of 
much property, he 
being a grain deal- 
er in various places 
in Nebraska and in 
Kansas City. Too 
much confidence in 
business partners 
left them in re- 
duced circum- 

Mrs. Tewksbury 
is a charter mem- 
ber of Jonathan^ 
Cass Chapter, Weeping Water, Nebras- 
ka, and will receive a pension. She at- 

tends all of the meetings and is one of 
the most enthusiastic members, is a 
wonderfully well 
preserved woman, 
being in full pos- 
session of all her 
faculties. She has 
been a life -long 
member of the Con- 
gregational church 
and attends serv- 
ices regularly when 
the weather per- 

Mrs. Tewksbury 
has never had any 
children and, but 
for her dear friends 
her old age would 
be very lonely. She 
raised one of her 
brother's children, 
with whom she 
makes her home 
part of the time. 
Some months of 
each year she is in 
Weeping Water 
and decided to join 

Mrs. Elvira C. Tewksbury 

the chapter here in preference to the 
larger ones in Omaha. 

Marriage Record Exchange 

Through the National Committee on Historical Research 

Mrs. Charles Wesley Bassett, Historian General, Chairman 


Union Episcopal Church Records, Clzremont, Nezv Hampshire 

1. Then Ephraim Tyler and Abigail Par- 
dee were joined together in holy matrimony by 

; the Eevd. Mr. Ranna Cossit, May ye 17, 1781. 

2. Then Elisha Andrews and Rispah Tyler 
^ere joined together in holy matrimony by the 
Revd. Mr. Cossit, Oct. ye 2" A. D., 1783. 

3. Then John Stroberidge and Patience Ty- 
!er were joined together in holy matrimony by 
the Revd. Mr. Cossit, Oct. ye 14, 1784. 

4. Then Samuel Fitch, of Cornish, and 
Thankful Rice, of this town, married together 
by the Revd. Mr. Cossit, Dec. ye 2, 1784. 

5. Then Lord Thomas and Elizabeth Rice 
w ere married together by the Revd. Mr. Banna 
Cossit, Apr. yo 3, A. D., 1785. 

6. Then Asa Cossit, of Symsbury, Ct., and 
Mary Cole, of Claremont, were married by the 
Revd. Ranna Cossit, Nov. ye 30, 1777. . 

7. Then Adam Ranes Leet and Lanher (?) 
Thomas were married by the Revd. Ranna Cos- 
sit, Apr. ye 10, A. D. 1777. 

9. Then Ephriam Peterson and Ana 
Thomas were married by the Revd. Ranna Cos- 
sit, Jane ye 11, 1778. 

10. Zebui Thomas married to or with Lois 
Norton by Mr. Hibbard, Dec. ye 31, 1778 (I). 

11. The Rev. Ranna Cosait and Thankful 
Brooks married by license from the Governor 
by Samuel Cole, Esq., June 7, 1775. 

12. Timothy Graunis Jun'r and, Phoebe Rice 


were married by the Eevd. Daniel Barber, 
July 10. 1800. 

13. Joseph Shaw and Mrs. Tabiatha Olncy, 
both of Claremont, were married by Ambrose 
Cossit, Justice of ye Peace, June 4, 1801. 

14. John Thomas to Lucinda Leete, both of 
Claremont. No minister given, Dec. 17, ISIS. 

All marriages following were by Rev. J. B. 

15. Jacob Voorhies, Hanover, New Jersey, 
to Charlotte Cossit, of Claremont, Sept. 19, 

16. Shattuck Blood to Fidelia Tyler, of this 
town, Oct. 31, 1819. 

17. David Brewster to Abigail Ellis, both 
of this town, Nov. 1, 1819. 

IS. Lyman Rays to Ehoda York, both of 
this town", Dec. 2, 1819. 

19. Alfrid Wheelock to Almira Andrews, 
both of this town, Jan. 16, 1820. 

20. Alvah Stevens to Almira Wheaton, both 
of this town, April 5, 1820. 

21. Henry Atkinson Greene, Rockingham, 
Vt., to Anna Amory Tucker, Walpole, N. H., 
May 25, 1820. 

22. German F. Hendee, Pitsford, Vt., to 
Sarah R, Jones, of this town, Nov. 30, 1820. 

23. John Simons, Pitsford, Vt., to Nancy 
M. Jones, of Claremont, Nov. 30, 1820. 

24. Frederick Smith to Janetta Strobridge, 
both of this town, Dec. 17, 1820. 

25. David York, Jr., to Abigail Leet, both 
of this town, Apr. 29. 1821. 

26. Rufus W. Wheaton to Mary Rice, both 
of this town, May 28, 1S21. 

27. Ranna Bradley to Mehitable Matthews, 
both of this town, June 7, 1821. 

28. Enoch H. West to Lydia C. Fitch, both 
of Charlestown, N. H., Jan. 3, 1822. 

29. Charles A. Saxton, Wethersfield, Vt., to 
Maria Sumner, of Claremont, Jan. 21, 1822. 

30. John W. Smith to Polly Olney, both of 
this town, Feby. 15, 1822. 

31. Frederick S. Lewis to Zelinda Thomas, 
both of this town, Mar. 14, 1822. 

32. Abel Bunnel, of this town, to Clarissa 
Dodge, Cornish, N. H., Oct. 7, 1823. 

33. Solon C. Grannis to Nancy Spalding, 
both of this town, Jan. 1, 1824. 

34. David H. Sumner, Crown Point, N. Y., to 
Betsy M. Smith, of this town, Feby. 18, 1824. 

35. Ophir Shipman, Northfield, Vt,, to 
Abigail Pettie, of this town, June 13, 1824. 

36. Daniel Bond to Minerva Rice, both of 
this town, Nov. 7, 1824. 

37. John Chaffin to Delia Olney, both of 
this town, Jan. 13, 1825. 

38. William Kendall to Emily O. Alden, 
both of this town, Apr. 18, 1825. 

39. . Charles Mitchel to Sylvia Mitchel, both 
of this town, Apr. 25, 1825. 

40. Elijah Cooper, Newport, N. H., to Caro- 
lina 8. Farweli, of this town, Dec. 25, 1825. 

- 41. Joel Judkins to Lois Field, both of 
Unity, N. H., April — , 1826. 
' " 42. John B. Leavitt, Gilmaton, N. ED., to 
Eunice R. Turner, of this town, May 1, 1826. 

43. John Dodge to Malinda Bates, both of 
this town, May 24, 1826. 

44. Abraham Tyler to Susan G. Tyler, both 
of this town, July 30. 1826. 

45. Henry Thorndike, Thorndike, Ohio, to 
Lucy Sumner, of this town, Aug. 3. 1S26. 

50. Samuel Smith, Woburn, Mass., to Susan 
Walker, of this town, Sept. 18, 1826. 

51. Titus Riee, Northfield, Vt., to Louisa 
Jones, of this town, Oct. 22, 1S26. 

52. Samuel P. Fiske to Miranda Stevens, 
both of this town, Oct. 25, 1826. 

53. Richard Parmalee to Helen M. Stearns, 
both of this town, Oct. 29, 1826. 

54. Bildad Paul to Amanda Fitch Sumner, 
both of this town, June 4, 1S27. 

55. Amos G. Goodwin, Biddeford, Me., to 
Elizabeth Marble, Cornish, N. H., June 25, 

56. Johnathan Moody to Emily Walker, 
both of this town, Sept. 23, 1827. 

57. George E. Bingham to Mary M. Tyler. 
both of this town, Oct. 31, 1827. 

58. Caleb Bunnel to Clarissa Dodge, both of 
this town, Nov. 15, IS- 7. 

59. Ariel H. Jones to Barbara Ann Par- 
malee, both of this town, Dec. 25, 1827. 

60. David M. Leet to Mary Harvey, both of 
Shipton, lower Canada, Jan. 29, 1828. 

61. James Russel, Northfield, Vt., to Mary 
Lewis, of this town, Mar. 10, 1828/ 

62. Asa B. Leet to Mary Smith, both of 
this town, Apr. 14, 1828. 

63. Sylvanus L. Porter to Elizabeth L. 
Bingham, both of this town, July 13, 1828. 

64. Warren D. Fiske, Perkins ville, Vt., to 
Aurora B. Long, of this town, Sept. 22, 1S2S. 

65. Albrow Knights to Elmira Stoddard, 
both of this town, Sept. 30, 1828. 

66. Daniel Clement, Chester, N. XL, to Sara!) 
Clement, of this town, Oct. 14, 1828. 

67. Albert Marsh to Elizabeth Tyler, both 
of this town, Jan. 11, 1829. 

68. Eleazer Jewett, Langdon, N. H., to 
Olive Clark, of this town, Apr. 5, 1829. 

69. David Leet, Boston, Mass., to Matilda 
Rich, of this town, Apr. 19, 1S29. 

70. James Clark, Olean, N. Y., to Ruth 
Thomas, of this town, July 30, 1829. 

71. Parley Saunders to Esther Leet, both ot 
this town, Aug. 30, 1829. 

' 72. Charles F. Long to Caroline Y. Hub- 
bard, both of this town, Sept. 6, 1829. 

73. Ezra Jones to Mary Farrar, both of this 
town, Dec. 13, 1829. 

74. Alonzo Thomas to Susan Smith, both c r 
this town, Dec. 20, 1829. 

75. Rufus P. Chase, Groton, Mass., to Emil? 
Peek, of this town, Apr. 21, 1830. 


7(5. William Jones to Elizabeth Mann, both 
of this town. May 19, 1830. 

77. Joseph Adams. Boston, Mass.. to Susan 
P. Jarvis, of this town, Aug. 30, 1830. 

7S. Charles R. Bingham to Catherine M. 
Cook, both of this town, Sept. 13, 1S30. 

79, Oren E. Fiske, Grafton, Mass., to Maria 
H. Jackson, of this town, Sept. 27, 1S30. 

SO. Morris Clarke to Lucy Cossit, both of 
this town, Oct. 3, 1830. 

81. John W. Tappan to Harriett Erskine, 
both of this town, Oct. 4, 1S30. 

82. Samuel Town, Stoddard, X. H., to 
Catherine A. Stone, of this town, Oct. 14, 1830. 

S3. William Damon, Windsor, Vt., to Mary 
Jewett, of this town, Nov. 17, 1830. 

84. George Lewis to Phoebe Thomas, both 
of this town, Nov. 29, 1830. 

85. John Tyler to Mary Webster, both of 
this town, Dec. 12, 1S30. 

S6. Antipas Marhel to Anna Ford, both of 
this town, Sept, 8, 1831. 

87. William II. Farwell to Melana Glidden, 
both of this town, Oct. 6, 1S31. 

88. Laurens A. Grannis, of this town, to 
Mary Johnson, ITainfield, X. II., Oct. 20, 1831., 

89. Arthur Webster to Anna Tyler, both of 
this town, Dec. 18, 1831. 

90. Forest. Jackson to Mary Davis, both of 
Cornish, X. PL, Dec. 25, 1831." 

91. Samuel Glidden, of this town, to Nancy 
A. Bingham, Canandaigua, X. Y., Mar. 18, 

92. Willard S 


Emerson, of 

Columbia, N. IP, to 
this town, Jan. 11. 



93. Frederick Clement, Dan vers. Mass., to 
Laura C. Hubbard, of this town, May 23, 1832. 

94. Roswell Xott to Emily Spencer, both of 
this town, Oct. 10, 1832. 

95. EInathan Higby to Cynthia Thomas, 
both of this town. (Jet. 11, 1832. 

96. Rev. George Leonard to Mary 1). Chase, 
both of Cornish, X. II., Nov. 5, 1832. 

97. Laban Ainsworth to Sarah Jones, 
of this town, Jan. 7, 1833. 

98. Alpha Grandy to Malvine Pressy, 
of this town, April 24, 1833. 

99. Eliel Jennings to Mary Thomas, both of 
t,bis town, Sept. 16, 1833, 

100. Ezra Lowell to Mary Ann Woolson, 
both of this town, Xov. 6, 1834. 

101. Ralph Metcalf, Concord, X. EL, to Lu- 
cretia Ann Bingham, of this town, Jan. 22, 

Copied by Mrs. Ada G. Holden, Samuel 
Ashley Chapter. 

Verified by Mrs. Anna L. Barrett, regent, 
Samuel Ashley Chapter. 

Claremont, X. IP 

In M 


Mrs. Frances Westfall Wales, wife of 
Benjamin F. Wales, died at the Rutland City 
Hospital, March 31. She was a member of 
Eathan Allen Chapter of Middlebury, Vt., and 
had rendered very efficient service as regent, 
also as registrar. Mrs. Wales was prominently 
identified with the social and club life of 
Middlebury and was very active in church work. 

Chester County Chapter of Pennsylvania 
mourns the loss of Mrs. Albert B. Roecker, 
one of its efficient and much loved members, 
which occurred after long suffering on March 
19, 1914. Mrs. William B. Brixton died from 
accident April 6, 1914, and although circum- 
stances compelled her resignation some time 
since, her faithful service and efficiency while 
an active member deserves special mention. 

Mrs. Mary J. Munoer, wife of the late Apol- 
los Munger, died on March 5th, 1914, at the 
Alice Hyde Memorial Hospital, Malone, X. Y. 
She was a descendant of David Merriam and 
daughter of E. B. and Sarah Jenney. 

Mrs. Munger was treasurer of Adirondack 
Chapter and memher of several literary and 
social clubs. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Amelia SayrE Dawson, a 
member of the George Taylor Chapter, died at 
her home in Easton, Pa., on February 9, 1913, 
aged ?8 years. She was born in St. Catherines, 

Canada, October 29th, 1834, a daughter of 
Samuel Aldsworth Sayre and Elizabeth Davis 
Telfair and was tiie last survivor of their 
family of eight children. She married the late 
Hon. Rodman Bowue Dawson, a jud^e of the 
court of Brooklyn, X. Y., and after his death 
moved to Easton. She possessed a very alert 
mind, was a great reader of literature and biog- 
raphy and was deeply interested in current 
events. Her bright and affable nature drew to 
her a large circle of warm friends whose hearts 
are much afflicted by her passing away from 
this life. She was a charter member of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution, and 
held a prominent place in social circles. Sur- 
viving her are her daughter, Mrs. Herman 
Simon, her gran. laughter, Mrs. W. O. Bixler, 
and two great-grandaughters, the children of 
Mr. and Mrs. Bixler. 

Miss Louise P. Caxby, a member of the 
Quaker City Chapter of Philadelphia, Pa., .lied 
at Pasadena, Cal., on May 4, 1913. Miss Can- 
by, who was a great grandaughter of Mrs. Eliz- 
abeth Claypoole, popularly known as "Betsy 
Ross,'* was a lady possessed of many admirable 
t.vaits of character. She inherited in a remark- 
able degree the ability as a needlewoman that 
distinguished, her notable ancestress, the many 
beautific productions of her skill in that regard 
having been greatly admired. 


The National Society of the 

Daughters of the American Revolution 

Headquarters Memorial ContinentaJ Hall, Seventeenth and D Streets, N. W., 

Washington, D. C. 

Rational ?8oarb of iflanagcment 

President General 


237 West End Ave., New York, N. Y., and Memorial Continental Hall, Washington, D. C. 


(Term of 

Mrs. John Van Landingham, 

500 East Ave., Charlotte, N. C. 
Mks. R. H. Cunningham, 

139 S. Main St., Henderson, Ky. 
Mrs. Thomas Day, 

580 Poplar St., Memphis, Tenn. 
Mks. Thomas Kite, 

Chelsea Place, Delhi, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Mrs. Rhett Goode, 

60 St. Emanuel St., Mobile, Ala. 

(Term of 
Mrs. George Maynard Minor, 

Waterford, Conn. 
Mrs. Joseph S. Wood, 

135 S. 2nd Ave., Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 
Mrs. Eliza Ferry Leary, 

1551 10th Ave. N., Seattle, Wash. 
Mrs. Charles Clemence Abbott, 

Washington St., Keene, N. H. 
Mrs. Alvin V. Lane, 

2505 Maple Ave., Dallas, Texas. 

residents General 

office expires 1915.) 

Mrs. Allen Putnam Perley, 

' ' Greystone, ' ' Vallamont, Williamsport, Pa. 
Mrs. Ben F. Gray, Jr., 

5955 Clemens Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 
Miss Harriet I. Lake, 

Independence, Iowa. 
Mrs. John Lee Dinwiddle, 

Fowler, Ind. 
Mrs. John F. Swift, 

2715 Benvenue Ave., Berkeley, Ca^if. 

office expires 1916.) 

Mrs. George T. Smallwood, 

3520 Ave. of Presidents, Washington, D. C. 
Mrs. Samuel W. Jamison, 

1016 Franklin Road, Roanoke, Va. 
Mrs. Charles R. Davis, 

St. Peter, Minn. 
Mks. Edmund F. Noel, 

Lexington, Miss. 
Mrs. William H. Crosby, 

1042 Main St., Racine, Wis. 

Chaplain General 

Mrs. Mary S. Lockwood, 
The Columbia, Washington, D. C 

Recording Secretary General 

Mrs. William C. Boyle, 

Memorial Couth rental Hall, 

Washington, D. C. 

Organizing Secretary General 

Mrs. Henry L. Mann, 

Memorial Continental Hall, 

Washington, D. C. 
Treasurer Genera! 
Mrs. Joseph E. Ransdell, 

Memorial Continental Hall, 

Washington, D. C. 

Corresponding Secretary General 

Mrs. Julius C. Burrows, 

Memorial Continental Hall, 

Washington, D. C, 

Registrar General 

Mrs. Gaius M. Brumbaugh, 

Memorial Continental Hall, 

Washington, D 

Historian General 

Mrs. Charles Wesley Bassett, 

Memorial Continental Hall, 

Washington, D 


Director General in Charge of Report to Smithsonian Institution 

Mrs. Edward Orton, Jr., 
The Liiicoln, Columbus, Ohio. 

Librarian General 

Mrs. George M. Sternberg, 
Memorial Continental Hall, Woshingtou, D. C. 




State Regents and State Vice-Regents — 1914-15 

ALABAMA Mrs. Joseph V. Allen. 1006 Crescent Ave., Birmingham. 

Mrs. John G. Winter, Montgomery* 
ARIZONA Mrs. Harry L. Chandler, Mesa. 

Mrs. Will C. Barnes, 844 N. 5th Ave., Phoenix > 

ARKANSAS Mrs. Samuel S. Wassell, 107 E. 8th St., Little Rock. '/* 

Miss Stella Pickett Hardy, Batesville. 
CALIFORNIA Mrs. Maynard Force Thayer, 651 S. Pasadena Ave., PasatiSfea. 

Mrs. John C. Lynch, 1848 University Ave., Berkeley. ^fr 

COLORADO Mrs. Winfield S. Tarbell, 1645 Vine St., Denver. '^r^, 

Mrs. W. H. Clatwoethy, 207 E. Piatt Ave., Ft. Morgan. \H 
CONNECTICUT Mrs. John Laidlaw Duel, Litchfield. ^- 

Mrs. Charles H. Bissell, Southington. • ^-) 

DELAWARE Mrs. George C. Hall, St. John's Rectory, 2300 Boulevard.. Wilmfrjjfcon. 

Mrs. George H. Hail, Milford. 
DIST. OF COLUMBIA.Mrs. Frank: F. Greenawalt, 1719 Lanier Place, Washington. 

Miss Janet E. Richards, The Oiympia, Washington. 
FLORIDA Mrs. Glenville C. Frissell. Box 264, Miami. 

Mrs. M. W. Careuth, 432 W. Lafayette St., Tampa. 
GEORGIA Mrs. Thadeus C. Parker, Ingleside, Vineville, Macon. 

Mrs. Alexander O. Harper, Dewyrose, Elberton. 
IDAHO Mrs. Charles W. Pursell, 916 Hays St., Boise. 

Mrs. Ward Stone, Caldwell. 
ILLINOIS Mrs. George T. Page, 127 Flora Ave., Peoria. 

Mrs. Frank W. Bahnsen, 723 20th St., Rock Island. 
INDIANA Mrs. Frances Haberly-Robertson, Spy Run Road, Ft. Wayne. 

Mrs. William A. Cullop, Vinceimes. 
IOWA Mrs. Robert J. Johnston, Humboldt. 

Mrs. D. A. Collier, 326 Fulton St., Keokuk. 
KANSAS Mrs. George Thatcher Guernsey, Ridgewood, Independence. 

Mrs. William R, Van Tuyl, 310 5th Ave., Leavenworth. 
KENTUCKY Mrs. Walter S. Glore, Danville. 

Mrs. James W. Caperton, Richmond. 

LOUISIANA Mrs. William W. Wallis, 1302 Washington Ave.. New Orleans. 

. Mrs. Tiley H. Scovell, 1002 Olive St., Shreveport. 
MAINE Mrs. William C Robinson, North Anson. 

Mrs. Charles W. Steele, Farmington. 
MARYLAND Mrs. Robert G. Hogan, Catonsville. 

Mrs. Robert A. Welsh, Miilersville. 
MASSACHUSETTS ...Mrs. George O. Jenkins, 28 Warren Ave., Whitman. 

Mrs. Charles G. Chick, 1426 River St., Hyde Park. 
MICHIGAN Mrs. Arthur Maxwell Parker, 1691 Jefferson Ave., Detroit. 

Mrs. Harvey J. Campbell, 529 Pipestone St., Benton Harbor. 
MINNESOTA Mrs. Geoege C. Squires, 698 Oakland Ave., St. PauL 

Mrs. Samuel M. Dick, 302 Grove St., Minneapolis. 
MISSISSIPPI Mrs. Andrew Fuller Fox, "Elm View," West Point. 

Mrs. Thomas Franklin, 1018 3rd Ave., W., Columbus. 
MISSOURI Mrs. Mark S. Salisbury, Independence. 

Mrs. Herbert A. Owen, 1027 Henry St., St. Joseph. 
MONTANA Mrs. Edward A. Morley, 15 S. Benton Ave., Helena. 

Mrs. Charles A. Blackburn, 804 W. Silver St., Butte. 
NEBRASKA Mrs. Warren Perry, 815 4th St., Fairbury. 

Mrs. C H. Aull, 3120 Woolworth Ave., Omaha. 

NEVADA Miss Bird M. WilsoxN, Goldfield. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE ...Mrs. Charles C. Goss. 10 Lexington St., Dover. 

Miss Annie Wallace, Rochester. 
NEW .JERSEY Mrs. George W. Gedney, 50 Montciair Ave., Montclair. 

Mrs. William D. Sherrerd, Highland Ave., Haddonfield. 
NEW MEXICO Mrs. Singleton M. Ashenfelter, Silver City. 

Mrs. William H. Pope, Santa Fe. 
NEW YORK Mrs. Willaed S. Augsbury, Antwerp. 

Mrs. Charles Fred BosHaet, Orchard Place, Lowrille. 
NORTH CAROLINA ..Mrs. William N. Reynolds, f>U W. 5th St., Winston-Salem. 

Mrs. Arthur Lillington Smith, 702 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 
OHIO Mrs. Kent Hamilton, 2317 Seottwood Ave., Toledo. 

Mrs. Austin C. Brant, 848 N. Market St., Canton. 











UTAH Mrs. 








J. D. Hail, 1325 S. Cheyenne Ave., Tulsa. 
Wm. O. Beall, Muskogee. 

John F. Beaumont, 431 E. 50th St. N., Portland 
James N. Davis, 861 Hawthorne Ave., Portland. 
Emma L. Cp.owell, Oak Lane, Philadelphia. 
Anthony Wayne Cook, Hotel Sehenley, Pittsburgh. 
Clovis H. Bowen, 74 Walcott St., Pawtueket. 
George J. Arnold, 45 Warwick Ave., Edgewood. 
Fred H. Calhoun, Clemson College. 
Hugh L. McColl, Beimettsville. 
Edward B. Keator, 907 Park St., Watertown. 
E. St. Clair Snyder, 617 2d St., Watertown. 
George W. Baxter, Knoxville. 
Hallum W. Goodlee, Bells. 
Andrew Rose, 821 Olive St., Texarkana. 
Charles E. Kelly, 900 Mesa Ave., El Paso. 
Mary M. F. Allen, P. O. Box A, Park City. 
Perley Hazen, 5 Highland Ave.. St. Johnsbury. 
E. R. Pember, Wells. 

J. F. Maupin, 42 N, Court St., Portsmouth. 
William A. Smoot, 1111 Oronoco St., Alexandria. 
Henry McCleary, McCleary. 
J. W. McIntosh, 1911 9th Ave., Spokane. 

William H. Smith, The Snuggery, Parkersburg. • - 

Charles R. Wilson, 1400 5th Ave., Huntington. 
Edwin H. Van Ostrand, 139 Langdon St., Madison. 
John P. Hume, 358 Royal Place, Milwaukee. 
Henry B. Patten, 314 E. 18th St., Cheyenne. 
Frank W. Mondell, New Castle. 
CHarles Sumner Lobingier, c/o Judge Lobingier, Shanghai, China. 

Honorary Officers Elected for Life 

Honorary Presidents Genera! 

Mrs. John W. Foster, Mrs. Donald McLean, 

Mrs. Daniel Manning, Mrs. Matthew T. Scott. 

Honorary President Presiding 

Mrs. Mary Y. E. Cabell. 

Honorary Vice-Presidents General 

Mrs. Ellen Hardin Walworth, 1894. Mrs. Helen M. Boynton, 1906. 

Mrs. A. Howard Glaek, 1895. Mrs. Sara T. Kinney, 1910. 

Mrs. Augusta Danforth Geer, 1896. Mrs. J. Morgan Smite, 1911. 

Mrs. Mildred S. Mathes, 1899. Mrs. Theodore C. Bates, 1913. 

Mrs. Mary S. Lockwood, 1905. Mes. E. Gaylord Putnam, 1913. 

Mrs. William Lindsay, 1906. Mrs. Wallace Delaeield, 1914. 

Mrs. Drayton W. Bushnell, 1914. 


Published once each month, at New York, N. Y. Required hv the Act of August 2-1, 
Editor, MISS ELIZA O. DENNISTON, Post-Office Address, Memorial Continental Hal 

ington, D. C. 
Chairman Magazine Committee, MISS FLORENCE G. FINCH, 237 West End Avenue, N. 

Memorial Continental Hall, Washington, D. C. 

Memorial Continental Hall, Washington. D. C. 

Continental Hall, Washington, D. C. 

Continental Hail, Washington, D. C. 
Known bondholders, mortgagees, and other security holders, holding 1 per cent o?: more of total 
amount of bon'ls, mortgages, or other securities; NONE. 

(Signed) (Miss) FLORENCE G. FINCH, Chairman of Daughters of the American 
Revolution Magazine Committee. 
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 30th day e£ March, 19 11. 

Notary Public, New York County, 
(My commission expires March 30, 1915.) No. 37S8. 


, Wash- 

Y., and 

National Board of Management 

N. S. D. A. R. 

Regular Meeting, Wednesday, June 3, 1914 

The regular meeting of the National Board 
of Management was called to order by the Presi- 
dent General, Mrs. William dimming Story, in 
the Board Roorn of Memorial Continental Hall, 
at 10.40 a. m., Wednesday, June 3, 1914. 

Prayer was offered by the Chaplain General, 
the Board uniting in the Lord's Prayer, fol- 
lowed by the singing of "America" by the 
members, led by Mrs. Ransdell. 

The President General expressed her pleas- 
ure in seeing so many members of the Board 
present, and her appreciation of this great 
proof of their devotion and interest in the 
affairs of the Society. The President General 
reported the participation of the National So- 
ciety in the memorial services that were held 
upon the return of the remains of the seven- 
teen men who were killed at Vera Cruz, of 
the sending of seventeen green wreaths which 
had been placed on the caskets, and of the 
places reserved for the six representatives of 
the Society on the grand stand; reading the 
following letter from Captain Albert Gleaves, 
U. S. N., Commandant Navy Yard, New York: 

"May 12, 1914. 
"Mrs. William C. Story, 

"237 West End Avenue, New York City. 
"My dear Mrs. Story: 

"On behalf of the Secretary of the Navy, 
I wish to thank the Daughters of the Amer- 
ican Revolution for the wreaths sent by them 
to the memorial ceremonies of those marines 
and sailors who were killed at the occupation 
of Vera Cruz. 

"Assuring you of my sincere thanks and ap- 
preciation of your sympathies, I beg to remain, 
"Very truly yours, 

"Albert Cleaves." 

The thanTcs of the Society to the Presi- 
dent General for her timely action in getting 
representation in Vie memorial service, and 
providing individual wreaths for the cashets 
of soldiers who lost their lives at the occu- 
pation of Vera Cruz, was moved by Mrs. Day, 
seconded by Mrs. Hogan, and carried. 

The President General further reported in 
the matter of the cup that has been given in 
the past to the young man who qualified as the 
best Bearnan in the graduating class at Annap- 

With regard to the liability insurance ia the 
building, the President General said she had 

received an intimation from the Washington 
agent who had placed it last year that it 
would be possible to renew it at a rate $100 
les3 than that which had last been charged, 
but feeling there should be more than one bid, 
she had delayed renewing the insurance until 
these other bids could be secured, and had suc- 
ceeded in placing the liability insurance with 
the Globe Insurance Company, through Rath- 
bun & Son at $190 less than it was placed last 
time, which, considering the small amount in- 
volved, was quite a saving. 

Moved by Mrs. Guernsey, seconded by Mrs. 
Orton, and carried, that the report of the 
President General be accepted with thanks. 

The calling of the roll was then proceeded 
with, the following members answering to their 
names : 

The President General, Mrs. William Cum- 
ming Story; Vice Presidents General: Mrs. 
Day, Tennessee; Mrs. Wood, New York; Mrs. 
Leary, Washington; Mrs. Abbott, New Hamp- 
shire; Mrs. Small wood, District of Columbia; 
Mrs. Davis, Minnesota. Active Officers: Mrs. 
Lockwood, Chaplain General; Mrs. Boyle, Re- 
cording Secretary General; Mrs. Mann, Organ- 
izing Secretary General; Mrs. Brumbaugh, 
Registrar General; Mrs. Eansdell, Treasurer 
General; Mrs. Bassett, Historian General; Mrs. 
Orton, Director General in Charge of Report to 
Smithsonian Institution; Mrs. Sternberg, Li- 
brarian General. State Regents: Mrs. Buel, 
Connecticut; Mrs. Greenawalt, District of Col- 
umbia; Mrs. Page. Illinois; Mrs. Guernsey, Kan- 
sas; Mrs. Glore, Kentucky; Mrs. Hogan, Mary- 
land; Mrs. Jenkins, Massachusetts; Mrs. 
Augsbury, New York; Mrs. Reynolds, North 
Carolina; Miss Crowell, Pennsylvania. State 
Vice Regents: Mrs. Cullop, Indiana; Mrs. 
Srnoct, Virginia. 

lie report of the Recording Secretary Gen- 
eral was then read by Mrs. Boyle: 

Report of Recording Secretary General 

Madam President General and Members of the 
National Board of Management: 

Since the Board meeting of April 27th, up 
to the present time, as much as possible of the 
vo!i!;?>e of work incident to the Congress has 
been accomplished. 

Tbo correspondence in its various branches 
has licc-n attended to. Letters received, entered 


in the correspondence book, answered or re- 
ferred to other departments. A record has also 
been kept of all communications sent from this 

There have been sent out from this office let- 
ters of sympathy, regret and condolence and 
the official notices in connection with the 23rd 
Continental Congress. 

The reports of State Eegents and other re- 
ports left in this office have been turned over 
to the Chairman of the Magazine Committee, 
who has charge of the printing of the Proceed- 

The new officers' list as far as complete has 
been sent to the Magazine, and I have here 
proofs of that list for distribution. The regu- 
lar printed list will be out as soon as the list 
has been completed, which has been somewhat 
delayed, owing to the failure of some states to 

Minutes of the last Memorial Continental 
Hall meeting have been prepared, as well as 
minutes of the Board meetings of April 18 and 
27, copies of which have gone to the Magazine 
to the published, and proof read as far as com- 

Copies of the rulings of these meetings have 
been sent to all offices. 

The list of Pages has been taken up with 
the "Vice-Chairnian of that committee, Miss 
Fletcher, and as soon as verified by the Chair- 
man of the Page Committee, will be forwarded 
to Caldwell Co., with the order for the spoons, 
as provided for by a motion of the Congress. 

Notices for appointment on committees are 
being sent out as lists are received from the 
President General, and it is hoped that the re- 
sponses will come in promptly in order that the 
printing of the Committee List may not be 
unnecessarily delayed. 

The response of the Secretary of War to the 
Recording Secretary General, expressing appre- 
ciation of the resolution passed by the Twenty- 
third Congress, tendering the services of the 
Society in event of war with Mexico, has been 

A card from Mrs. Matthew T. Scott, Honor- 
ary President General, N. S. D. A. R., has been 
received, acknowledging with appreciation the 
resolution of greeting from the Twenty-third 

A letter from Mrs. Daniel Manning, Honor- 
ary President General, N. S. D. A. R., ack- 
nowledging the message of greeting and love 
sent by the Twenty-third Congress, has also 
been received. 

The notices to members of the Board of 
Management fcr the regular Board meeting of 
June 3rd, 1914, were mailed two weeks in ad- 
vance of the meeting; along with them were 
mailed the letter of the President General to 
the Board; the invitation to the Memorial Con- 
tinental Hall Committee; and re-appointment 

notices of Board members to the Memorial 
Continental Hall; also notices of the Executive 
Committee meeting, making 334 notices to tbo 
Board at that one mailing. 

The notification cards to new members ad- 
mitted at the April IS Board meeting (869), 
and the April 27 Board meeting (104), were, 
owing to the intervening week of the Con- 
gress, somewhat delayed ; but all have been 
finally mailed to the expectant ' ' new members. ' ' 

The signing of all documents needing her 
signature has been attended to by the Record- 
ing Secretary General. 

Regrets and acceptances for this meeting 
have been received and filed. There have been 
received the Year Book of the Jonathan Cass 
Chapter of Weeping Water, Nebraska; invi- 
tation from the Barry Statue Commission to 
the Recording Secretary General, to attend the 
unveiling of the statue of John Barrv on May 
16, 1914, from Col. Wm. W. Hearts, U. S. A., 
an In Memoriam of Letitia Greene Stevenson, 
and a speech of Hon. Stanley E. Bowdle, of 
Ohio, in the House of Representatives, April 
2, 1914, on the '* Panama Canal Tolls, a Fable," 
was received. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Abbis Williams R. Boyle. 

The following letter was also read: 
153 Washington Avenue, Albany, N. Y., 

May 30, 1914. 
Mrs. William C. Boyle, 

Recording Secretary Gen., N. S. D. A. R. 
My dear Mrs. Boyle: 

It was a great pleasure to reeeive the 
message contained in the resolution passed 
during the Twenty-third Continental Con- 
gress "to send to each of our Honorary 
Presidents General a message of greet- 
ing and love. " 

We all know how sweet it is to be re- 
membered and with all the responsibilities, 
and business of a great Congress, it was 
certainly a beautiful inspiration and 

May this year be the best the Society 
has ever known, for the upbuilding and 
infiaence of its great work. To the Presi- 
dent General I send my cordial congratu- 
lations and best wishes, and to each and 
every member of the Board I extend the 
right hand of fellowship, with all good 
wishes for a successful administration, re- 
membering "that in unity is strength." 
God bless you all in your great work. 

Yery faithfully and a/ffectionately yours, 
Mart Margaretta Fryer Manning. 

A card of acknowledgment was also received 
irom Mrs. Matthew T. Scott, in response to 
the remembrance telegram sent her by act of 

With reference to the Bill introduced in the 



Senate by Senator Swanson of Virginia, au- 
thorizing the purchase of two bronze copies of 
the original marble portrait statue of George 
Washington, made from life by Jean Antoine 
Houdon for the State of Virginia, one of the 
copies to be placed in the XT. S. Military Acad- 
emy at West Point, and the other copy to be 
placed in the 17. S. Naval Academy at Anna- 
polis, Mrs. Boyle read a letter received from 
Leslie T. MeCleary, asking the co-opera- 
tion of the National Society, and urging the 
members, officially and personally, to write to 
the members of the Library Committee of the 
Senate, to which the Bill has been referred, 
endorsing the measure. 

Mrs. Boyle also reported that Mrs. Richard- 
son, appointed by the Board as Chairman of 
the Insignia Committee, regrets that she cannot 
serve, and that Mrs. Cass Gilbert is not at this 
time a member of the Society. 

Moved by Mrs. Reynolds, seconded by Mrs. 
Wood and carried, that the report, of the Re- 
cording Secretary General, Mrs. Boyle, he ac- 

The report of the Corresponding Secretary 
General was then read by Mrs. Lockwood in 
the absence of Mrs. Burrows: 

Report, of Corresponding Secretary 

Madam President General and Members of the 
National Board of Management : 
Besides the distribution of the mail and the 
clerical work of the Finance Committee, the 
following correspondence has been attended to 
and supplies mailed from the office of Corre- 
sponding Secretary General during the months 
of April and May, 1914: 

Letters written 621 

Letters received 735 

Application blanks mailed 9,274 

Constitutions 319 

Circular "How to Become a Member 7 ' 750 

Miniature Blanks 586 

Officers' List 604 

Transfer Cards 428 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mary S. Lockwood, 
For Mrs. J. C. Burrows, 
Corresponding Secretary General, 

N. S. D. A. B. 
Moved by Mrs. Sternberg, seconded by Mrs. 
Orton and carried, that the report of the Cor- 
responding Secretary General be accepted. 

In reply to the inquiry as to whether copies 
of the Constitution of 1914 will be mailed to 
each chapter, the President General stated that 
unless there was some objection, she would 
authorize that it be done, and that until the 
Constitution was printed and in shape to send 
out, a leaflet of instruction and information 
would probably be sent out by the Committee 

on Constitution in order that none of the states 
would be embarrassed by not having the latest 
rulings regarding their state conferences. 

Mrs. Lockwood al>o read for the Correspond- 
ing Secretary General the following letter: 

Lincoln, Nebr., May 27, 3 914. 
My dear Mrs. Burrows: 

I beg to call the following facts to your 
attention: Several members of Deoorah 
Avery Chapter, learning of the proposed 
raise in life membership dues that was 
acted on at the last Congress, paid the $25 
necessary for a life membership before 
such change took effect. This money was 
immediately sent to Washington by our 
chapter treasurer, but was returned to us 
with the statement that the membership 
dues had been raised to $50 and became ef- 
fective immediately upon the close of the 

Our position is this, however, and we 
have carefully considered the national by- 
laws in every detail under the advisement 
of a very able lawyer of Lincoln. We are 
informed that these membership dues 
should be accepted by the National So- 
ciety. The Treasurer General states that 
no business was done during Congress. 
That, however, does not affect the accept- 
ance of our life memberships. Three of 
these dues reached Washington before the 
Congress closed. One was probably mailed 
here too late to reach Washing' on until 
Sunday, April 20th; however, by ruling 
of the Supreme Court in many cases, it is 
the date of mailing draft that is the date 
of payment. These dues were all mailed 
from Lincoln in good faith before the 
Congress passed the law raising the life 
membership dues to $50 and we feel it 
right to respectfully demand their accept- 

Will you not intercede for us in thi^ 
matter? I have written this personal let- 
ter to the President General, also to the 
Treasurer General to have the matter 
brought before the next National Board 
meeting in June unless the Treasurer Gen- 
eral should decide to accept the dues*. 
Yours very truly, 
(Mrs.) Clara Sibley Paine, 

liege rii. 
Mrs. Julius C. Burrows. 

Stating that no laws are retroactive, the 
President General ruled that unless there v%as 
borne objection, it would be understood that 
those applying (for life membership) prior to 
the adoption of these laws (increasing the fee 
from $25 to $50) come in under the old law.s. 
The report of the Organizing Secretary Gen- 
eral was then presented by Mrs, Mann: 


Report of Organizing Secretary General 
Madam President General and Members of the 
National Board of Management: 

The following State Regent and State Vice 
Regent are presented for confirmation, reports 
not having been received from their State in 
time for them to be confirmed by Congress : 
State Regent of Utah, Mrs. Mary M. F. Allen; 
State Vice Regent of Utah, Mrs. Minnie W. 


Through their respective State Regents, the 
following members at large ask for authoriza- 
tion to organize chapters: 

Mrs. Lillian M. Lee Cozart, of Lamar, Ark. 

Mrs. Helen Mary Ives Hickok, of Winter 
Haven, Fla. 

Mrs. Flora Clarke Huntington, of Chatta- 
nooga, Tenn. 

Mrs. Florence W. Sillers, of Rosedale, Miss. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Mims Smith, of Oxford, Ala. 

Elizabeth O'Linn Smith, of Chadron, 
Bessie Spencer Wood, of Batesville, 


Miss. i . { 

Mrs. Nan Roberts Lane, - of Sylacauga, Ala. Emma Serena Williams Taylor, of 
Goldsboro, N. C. 

Mrs. Harriet McElwain Cram, of Sheldon, la. 

The Board is asked to authorize the forma- 
tion of chapters at: 

Syracuse, New York; 

Livonia, New York; 

Kinsley, Kansas; 

New York, New York. 

The appointments of Mrs. Lulu Hammond 
Hull and Miss Mattie Spencer as Organizing 
Regents have expired by time limitation. 

The reappointment of Mrs. Lulu Hammond 
Hull as Organizing Regent at Salem, 111., has 
been requested by the State Regent. 

The ' ' Amor Patriae ' ' chapter of Streator, 
111., asks permission of the National Board to 
change their name to Streator, because it is 
a difficult name to be pronounced, and it is of 
Latin origin and they feel that it is not in 
keeping with a patriotic American society. 

The chapter at Eugene, Ore., petition the 
Board for the use of the name ' ' Lewis Clark 
of Oregon' 7 for their chapter, inasmuch as 
chapter names are not allowed to be duplicated 
now, and the Board has advised chapters not to 
select names for their chapters of more than 
three words, and we have a chapter by the name 
of "Lewis-Clark" at Fremont, Nebraska, I ad- 
vised the chapter to select another name, but the 
Regent was insistent, so I felt that I must have 
the opinion of the National Board on this mat- 

Through the State Regent of Alabama, the 
Fort Strothcr Chapter of Anniston, Ala., wishes 
to be officially disbanded. 

Officers' lists written for 57 

Officers' lists received 1G8 

Letters received 207 

Letters written 221 

Organizing Regents' commissions issued 10 

Charters issued 5 


Changes recorded 635 

Reinstatements 4 

Members ' cards filed 104 

Added membership 109,006 

Actual membership S2,949 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frances Ingraham Mann, 
Organizing Secretary General. 

The State Regent of Florida requests the ap- 
pointment as Organizing Regent at Titusville, 
Florida, of Mrs. Susie Brown Brady, of Titus- 
ville, after she is admitted to the National So- 

Question of information— Was the Wiscon- 
sin Election referred back to the State? Is 
the matter still under investigation? Have I 
the right as Organizing Secretary General to 
ask the Board to authorize any one to organize 
a chapter whose name has been presented by 
either Mrs. Hunie or Mrs. Van Ostrand? 

The President General, replying to Mrs. 
Mann's inquiry, stated that the matter was 
brought up at the Congress and the Chair ruled 
that as no state could be left without repre- 
sentation, the present incumbent would serve 
until the confirmation of her successor, that 
Congress accepted that ruling and the ruling 
prevailed; that Mrs. Van Ostrand is authorized 
to fulfill the duties of the office that she has 
held and that she will hold until a decision is 
arrived at — that Congress referred the deci- 
sion to the Board, and the Board referred it 
to the constitutional lawyer. 

Mrs. Mann then asked that after Mrs. Kath- 
erine A. Hahn was accepted as a member (her 
papers were to be presented that day), that she 
be confirmed as an Organizing Regent. 

Moved by Mrs. Reynolds, seconded by Mrs. 
Guernsey, and carried, that the report of t)ie 
Organizing Secretary General, Mrs. Mann, he 
accepted with the exception of the name of the 
chapter in question. 

It was further moved by Mrs. Hogan, sec- 
onded by Mrs. Lockwood and carried, that the 
Organizing Secretary General be authorized to 
consult with the Regent of the Chapter regard- 
ing the name of Lewis & Clark. 

The report of the Registrar General was then 
read by Mrs. Brumbaugh, together with the list 
of names of applicants for membership. 

Report of Registrar General. 
Madam President, and Members of the National 
Board of Management: 

I have the honor to report the following: 
Applications presented to the Board.... 910 

Supplemental applications verified 4CS 

Original papers returned unverified 19 


Supplemental papers returned unverified. 73 General be empowered to cant the ballot for the 

Permits for the Insignia issued 341 candidates included in the list read by the Reg- 

Permits for the Ancestral Bars issued . . . 290 istrar General. 

Permits for the Recognition Pius issued . 316 The Recording Secretary General announced 

Applications of Real Daughters presented 1 that she had east the ballot for the 910 names 

Number of letters, including duplicate presented by the Registrar General. 

papers, issued 1,659 

Number of cards issued 1,521 

I wish to place in nomination the names of 
Mrs. Augsbury and Mrs. Bud as members of 

Original papers examined and not vet veri- ., 7 .,„- „• ,-,„ -., ■ , ' ,' 

fi fo , r r * _ _ the Insignia Committee, was moved by Mrs. 

c e : * " " * ; '." ' ,* " " * ' Davis and seconded by Mrs. Smallwood and car- 
Supplemental papers examined and not ■.-, T - rtr , A! - t? i > •. .*■ 4.x ± .' , 

vet verified 1 104 ***' Lp ° n MrS ' Bud S statm S that she ™ ukl 

yet vennea i,xv± be imab]e to serye on thafc committee it ^- as 

New Records verified 20/ mn „~ji \„ at t> u -, -, I , r 

~ . . , ... - T , . _ moved by Mrs. Basset t, seconded by Mrs. 

Original papers awaiting Notarv s seal o t»«-«-,-k i ~ i • , ,, , 1f -r, 7 , 

-, 6 . \ % 6 ■... -It *. i Brumbaugh, and carried, that Mrs. Reynolds of 
Supplemental papers awaiting Notary s -»- .± „' , 7 - , . , , , , T J 
tF F * & in ^ ort ' 1 Carolina be appointed a member of In- 
sea .... •":'•; n „ sigma Committee. 

Total number of papers verified 1,3/3 

Number of application papers copied, . Th f Treasurer General pointed out that eop- 

93 $24.50 * es °^ ^ er re P or t were on the table within reach 

Respectfully submitted, of the members, and asked if they cared to take 
Catherin *E. B. Brumbaugh, the time to iie a r the full report read. On mo- 
Registrar General, N. S. I). A. R. tion of Mrs. Reynolds, seconded by Mrs. Buel, 
Moved by Mrs. Orton, seconded by Mrs. Ab- it was carried, that the total figures only of the 
bott, and carried, that the Recording Secretary Treasurer General's report be read. 

Report of Treasurer General 

Madam President General and Members of the National Board of Management: I have 

the honor to submit the following report of receipts and disbursements from April 1st to May 
31, 1914. 


Balance in Bank at last report March 31, 1914 $54,945.10 


Annual Dues $9,677.00 less $475.00 refunded $9,202.00 

Initiation Fees $1,406.00 less $21.00 refunded 1,335.00 

Certificate 1.00 

Current Interest . 76.43 

D. A. R. Report to Smithsonian Institution 18.1 3 - 

Directory 13.52 

Duplicate Papers and Lists 38.37 

Exchange .65 

Hand Books 5.78 

Lineage Books 135.01 

Magazine, through Chairman 554.55 

Magazine — Sale Single Copies 4.13 

"Proceedings, ' ' Nineteenth Congress . . .50 

1 * Proceedings, ' ' Twentieth Congress .50 

' ' Proceedings, ' ' Twenty-first Congress . . . .' .50 

" Proceedings, M Twenty-second Congress 3.20 

' * Proceedings, ' ' Twenty-third Congress 6.50 

Ribbon 12.48 

Rosette .25 

Slot Machine ." 2.30 

Stationery 14.61 

Telephone 50.08 

Auditorium Events: 

American Library Association $300.00 

Rubinstein Club ' 100.00 

Washington College of Law 100.00 500.00 

Refund : 

Transportation Committee, Twenty-third Congress . . 209,58 

House Committee, Twenty-third Congress ......... 90.93 300.51 

Total Receipts $i2 ? 326.00 




Office of President General. 

Clerical service $180.00 

Postage and expressage 23.93 

Telegrams and telephones 12.43 216.36 

Office of Organizing Secretary General. 

Clerical service 370.00 

Extra clerical service 7.24 

Postage 5.00 

Telegram .80 

10,000 cards 27.50 

Engrossing Charters and Chapter Regents' Commissions 6.40 416.94 

Office of Recording Secretary General. 

Clerical service 350.00 

Extra clerical service 57.75 

Postage 6.00 

Telegrams 1.31 415.06 


Clerical service 150.00 

Postage 60.00 

Engrossing 1,022 Certificates 102.20 

Expressage 1.52 313.72 

Office of Corresponding Secretary General. 

Clerical service 150.00 

Extra clerical service 8.08 

Postage 40.00 

Postals to be printed 10.00 

5,000 « ' How to Become a Member 17.00 

Record Book 5.75 

Bonding Clerk 1.25 232.08 

Office of Registrar General. 

Clerical service 1,229.71 

Extra clerical service 54.51 

Bonding 2 clerks 2.50 

3,000 Postals to be printed 30.00 

48 Permit books 16.50 

Binding 8 volumes 24.00 

Adjusting typewriter .50 1,357.72 

- Office of Treasurer General. 

Clerical service 1,188.17 

Extra clerical service '. 261.70 

Bonding Treasurer General, Bookkeeper and Assistant 

Bookkeeper 55.00 

Rent, safe deposit box 5.00 

6 Record Books 23.50 

2,000 Cards 10.00 

Ink pad .35 

Sharpening eraser .10 

Repairing typewriter .90 1,544.72 

Office of Historian General. 

Salary of Editor of Lineage Books 99.17 

Clerical service \ 180.83 

Extra clerical service 2.52 

Binding 1 volume Lineage Book 1.00 283.52 

Office of Director General, 

Charge of Report to Smithsonian Institution. 

Clerical service 13.60 

Postage 5.00 

Telegram 1.03 19.63 

Office of Librarian General. 

Clerical service 149.81 

Postage and expressage 2.57 

Subscription, South Carolina Historical Society 4.00 

Binding 33 volumes 34.50 

Clerical service, Genealogical Research Department . 150.00 340.88 

General Office. 

Clerical service 150.00 

Extra clerical service 145.73 

Messenger Boy 's salary 60.00 

Extra messenger service .25 




Car faro messenger 


Overdue postage 

20,500 Stamped envelopes 


Drayage and exprcssage 

Supplies ' 

City Directory 

Repairing bicycle 

Adusting typewriter 

Bonding cl^rk 

Bond, Appeal J. W. Lewis vs. N. S. D. A. R 

Case, Lewis vs. N. S. D. A. R., Clerks and Marshall, cost 

of Appeal and cost lower court 

Professional services, The People, etc., ex rel Anne 

Tngersoll Rich vs. Onondaga Chapter, D. A. R. 

Flowers, Mrs. John T. Sterling 

Wreaths, sailors killed at Vera Cruz 

Committee, Conservation of the Home, Printing 1,000 


Committee, Executive, Telegram 

Committee, Finance, Postals 

Committee, International Bureau Slides, expressage .... 

Committee, National University. Postage 

Committee, Philippine Scholarship, Postage 

Committee, Publication, Professional service 

Committee, Revision Constitution and By-laws, Postage 

and long distance telephone 

Committee, Welfare Women and Children, Printing and 


Expense Continental Hall. 

Superintendent . 




Telephone Operator 


Electric Current 

Towel service 


40 tons coal 

Soap and soap powder 

1 gallon Pep 

Gasoline, polish and glue 

Paints, oils, alcohol 

1 pane glass 

Pails, brooms, mops, dusters and pans 

File and handle 


1,000 paper napkins 

Caning chairs 

Electric Fixtures 

Bonding Superintendent 

Inspection of Elevator 

Reinforcing 24 ceiling lights in Auditorium 

Repairing and resetting vent stack hood 

Moving Statues from Museum .. 


Printing Machine and Mainten 

Electros and paper, General Office 

Electro composition and paper, Corresponding Secre- 
tary General 'a Office 

5 Reams paper, Program Committee, Twenty-third 



Clerical service, Chairman 

Postage, Chairman 

Rent typewriter, Chairman 

Telegrams, Chairman 

1,900 Circulars, envelopes and 6,000 postals, Chairman 
3 Notarial seals for Post OfSce 


















9.00 1,209.28 









































Postals to bo printed for Committee 1.-3 

Salary for Editor 1S6.10 

Salary, Clerk for Editor 13.90 

Postage, Editor 5.00 

Telegrams, Editor 1.16 

Expense ' ' Notes and Queries " 60.00 

Binders and envelopes, Genealogical Editor . . . .• 1.3S 

Printing and mailing 9,000 March issue 865.10 

Printing and mailing, 9,000 April issue 877.04 

Cash for Post Office^ March and April 64.00 

Advance for Post Office 58.40 

Lists 3.60 

Cuts 45.55 

Magazines for files 6.00 

Expressage 4.01 

Keport on F. W. Wilson, October 1, 1911— April 30, 1913 22S.00 

Support Keal Daughters. 

Support 44 Keal Daughters, April 352.00 

Support 44 Keal Daughters, May 352.00 

' State Regents ' Postage. 

State Regent, Florida 5.00 

State Regent, Iowa '. 18.30 

State Regent, Kentucky 20.00 

State Regent, Louisiana 5.00 

State Regent, Missouri ■ 32.80 

State Regent, New Hampshire ' 4.00 

State Regent, New Jersey 5.00 

State Regent, Oklahoma 5.00 

State Regent, Pennsylvania . . 25.00 

State Regent, South Carolina 12.00 

State Regent, South Dakota 5.00 

Stationery, National Officers and General Off: 

Organizing Secretary General ." IS. 50 

Corresponding Secretary General 12.00 

Registrar General ■ 21.50 

General Office 21.80 

Stationery, State Re-gents. 

State Regeut, Connecticut 1.40 

State Regent, Idaho 9.10 

State Regent, Minnesota 3.15 

State Regent, Mississippi , 25.90 

. State Regent, Missouri 1.25 

State Regent, New Mexico 4.40 

State Regent, New York 5.00 

State Regent, Texas 4.95 

State Regent, Wisconsin . 5.80 


Service and toll 118.22 


3 bolts D. A. R. Ribbon 9.00 


Spoon for Real Daughter 2.40 

D. A. R. Report. 

Expressage .24 


Expressage .30 


1,000 Copies, Volume 38 558.00 

Errata 42.00 

Expressage and freight 9.94 

Auditing Accounts. 

Audits — February and March , 125.00 

Preparing Annual Report to Auditing Committee and 

verifying Treasurer General 's Annual Report 125.00 

Special Report of the Society with special reference to the 

Magazine during January and February, 1914 581.10 

Furniture, Fixtures, etc. . , 

Set cushion keys for typewriter, Treasurer General 3.15 

Twenty-third Continental Congress. 

Parliamentarian 150.00 

Official Reader 














Reporting ' ' Proceedings ' ' 500.00 

2,500 Treasurer General 's Reports 150.75 

Committee, Credential, Badges ' 358.04 

11 " Clerical service 111.49 

" ' ' Paper and pencils 5.30 

" tl 3 Voting machines, freight and 

drayage 17(5.11 

** 1 " Time of Representative, railroad 

fare and hotel - bill 82.S5 

" " Postage and telegrams 1.4G 

Committee, House, Advance 500.00 

1 1 Extra Labor 234.77 

" " 3 Gavels 3.00 

11 " 62 vds. canton flannel 7.75 

" " Lumber" ■ 20.28 

' ' " Clerical service 18.60 

* ' " Spring Water 6.00 

' ' ' ' Postals to be printed 1.86 

" ■ " Firemen 20.00 

" " Police service 25.00 

Committee, Music, Pianist 25.00 

Bugler 15.00 

" " Soloist and taxicab for musicians, 

Memorial Meeting 34.10 

Committee, Press, Newspapers, pictures and cab serv- 
ice 4.35 

il ■' Stationery, postage and typewriting.. 2.30 

Committee, Program, 7,000 Programs 373.00 

" " 2,000 Programs, Memorial Meet- 

" " ' ing 14.50 

" l( Stereopticon and hauling 8.50 

Committee, Reception, Postals to be printed .60 

' ' " Carriage caller 5.00 

Committee, Transportation, Postage, telegrams and tele- 
phones 20.88 

" " Breakfasts for Deaconess .. 2.25 

'-' " 2,000 copies "Guide" . ... 99.55 3,078.35 
Auditorium Events: 

Rubinstein Club, Labor 4.50 

Rubinstein Club, Electric Current 6.92 

Rubinstein Club, Refund 66.08 77.50 

Total , 16,255.53 

Transfer to Permanent Fund, Order of Twenty-third Congress 20,000.00 

Balance on hand May 31, 1914 $31,015.57 

Emily Nelson Ritchie McLean Historical Fund. 

As at last report, March 31, 1914 $1,454.01 $1,454.01 

Franco-American Fund. 

As at last report, March 31, 1914 210.68 210.68 

Philippine Scholarship Fund. 

As at last report, March 31, 1914 397.73 

Mrs. Mary I. Carey, Cornelia Cole Fairbanks Chapter, 

Memory of Mrs. Fairbanks, Ind $50.00 

Mrs. Mary I. Carey, Cornelia Cole Fairbanks Chapter, 

Ind 3.00 

Mrs. William O. Hart, Spirit of '76 Chapter, La 1.00 

Mrs. Lily T. Elliot. Maryland Line Chapter, Md 10.00 

Mrs. John Phelps Taylor, Mass 5.00 

Mrs. Harriet M. Sawyer, Ann Gridley Chapter, Mich.. . 5.00 

Anne Frisby Fitzhugh Chapter, Mich . ... 25.00 

Missouri Delegation, Mo , 7.75 

Manhattan Chapter, N. Y 5.00 

East Cleveland Chapter, Ohio 5.00 

Mrs. William C. Boyle, Moses Cleaveland Chapter, Ohio 1.00 

Through Mrs. J. E. McWilliams, Chairman, P. 1 5.00 

Mrs. C. B. Bryan, Commodore Perry Chapter, Tenn 2.00 

Miss Betty Ballinger, George Washington Chapter, Tex. 1.00 

Mrs. Julius J. Estey, Brattleboro Chapter, Vt. ? . LOG 


Mrs. Eliza F. Learv, Philippine Scholarship Committee, 

Wash .' 20.00 

Mrs. Henry L. Cook, Benjamin Tallniadge Chapter, Wis. 1.00 
Patriots Memorial I). A. E. School Fund. 

Patriots Memorial Chapter, D. C $500.00 

California Chapter. Cal 25.00 

Mrs. Cyrus Walker, California Chapter, Cal 25.00 

117.75 545.4S 

550.00 550.00 

On deposit National Metropolitan Bank, May 31, 1914 $33,775.71 

Petty Cash Fund 

Patriotic Education Fund. 

Hannah Woodruff Chapter, Conn $50.00 

Katherine Gaylord Chapter, Conn 40.00 

Mary Floyd Tallmadge Chapter, Conn 100.00 

Sabra Trumbull Chapter, Conn 50.00 

Sibbii Dwight Kent Chapter, Conn 50.00 

Magruder Chapter, D. C 7.00 

Mrs. R. M. Bukev, Magruder Chapter, D. C 5.00 

Margaret Whetten Chapter, D. C 25.00 

Mary Bartlett Chapter, D. C 10.00 

Montieello Chapter, D. C 37.00 

Atlanta Chapter, Ga 35.00 

Augusta Chapter, Ga 12.00 

John Houston Chapter, Ga. 1.00 

Oglethorpe Chapter, Ga 15.00 

Piedmont-Continental Chapter, Ga .' 25.G0 

Mrs. Edwards, Pulaski Chapter, Ga ■ 1.00 

William Marsh Chapter, Ga 25.00 

General John Stark Chapter, 111. 10.00 

George Rogers Clark Chapter, 111 20.00 

Mary Mott Green Chapter, Ind 5.00 

Hannah Mcintosh Cady Chapter, Mich • 5.00 

Omaha Chapter, Neb. " 50.00 

Anna Keyes Powers Chapter, X. H 5.00 

Ashuelot Chapter, N. H 50.00 

Molly Aiken Chapter, X. H 5.00 

Molly Reid Chapter, N, B 5.00 

Peterborough Chapter, 3ST. H 5.00 

Rumford Chapter, X. H 10.00 

Fort Washington Chapter, N. Y 5.00 

Western Reserve Chapter, Ohio ... 10.00 

Berks County Chapter, Pa 20.00 

Fort Mcintosh Chapter, Pa 50.00 

General Joseph Warren Chapter, Pa 5.00 

Germantown Chapter, Pa , . , 30.00 

Independence Fall Chapter, Pa 25.00 

Quemahoning Chapter, Pa '. 10.00 

Mrs. Eva C. Rutter, Quemahoning Chapter, Pa 15.00 

Robert Morris Chapter, Pa 25.00 

Valley Forge Chapter, Pa 3.00 

Josiah Payne Society C. A. R., Tenn 5.00 

Frances Bland Randolph Chapter, Va. . . 10.00 

Great Bridge Chapter, Va 10.00 

Ah-dah-wa-gam Chapter, Wis. . . I 5.00 

Fond du Lac Chapter, Wis 5.00 

Fort Atkinson Chapter, Wis 10.00 

Jean Xieolet Chapter, Wis 10.00 

Nequi-Antigo-Si.ebah Chapter, Wis 5.00 

Oshkosh Chapter, Wis 50.00 


Helen Dunlap School. Ark 20.00 

D. C. Night School, t>. C. . 12.00 

Y. W. C. A. School, D. C 10.00 

Berrv School, Ga 348.00 

Mineral Bluff Industrial School, Ga 59.00 

Berea College, Ky 40.00 

W. C. T. U. Settlement School, Ky 25.00 

Dorothy Sharpe School, N. C 10.00 

$500.00 $500.00 





M.t. School of Industry & Agriculture. X. C 25.00 

Lincoln Memorial University. Tent: 60.00 

MaiyviHe College, Tenn 255.00 

Tennessee D. aZe. School, Tenn 5.00 

Mountain Missions, Va 32.00 

Kev. Josiah Ellis School, Va 25.00 

Southern Industrial Educational Association 40.00 $966.00 

Pervjlntnt Fund. 

Balance in bank at last report, March 31, 1914 


Charter Fees $ 35.00 

Life Membership Fees 700.00 

Continental Hall Contributions: 
Alabama : 

Andrew Jackson Chapter $5.00 

Bienville Chapter 5.00 

Bigbee Valley Chapter 2.00 

Capt. John Bacon Chapter 5.00 

Fort Strother Chapter 5.00 

Francis Marion Chapter 15.00 

Light Horse Harry Lee Chapter 5.00 

Martha Wayles Jefferson Chapter 10.00 

Mobile Chapter .- 25.00 

Peter Forney Chapter 25.00 

Stephens Chapter 5.00 

Tohopeka Chapter 5.00 

Tuscaloosa Chapter , 5.00 

Twickenham Town Chapter 5.00 

Virginia Cavalier Chapter '. 10.00 

Arkansas : 

Little Eock Chapter 10.00 


Mrs. Cyrus Walker, California Chapter, P«;ny-a-day 3.65 

Santa Barbara Chapter 10.00 

Colorado : 

Arapahoe Chapter 5.00 

Arkansas Valley Chapter 5.00 

Boulder Chapter 10.00 

Colorado Chapter — Flag Pole 97.50 

Colorado Chapter 25.00 

Denver Chapter " 100.00 

Fort Morgan Chapter „ 5.00 

Mount Garfield Chapter 5.00 

Ouray Chapter 5.00 

Peace Pipe Chapter 10.00 

Pueblo Chapter ...... 17.00 

Shavano Chapter _ 10.00 

Sante Fe Trail Chapter „ .5.00 

Connecticut : 

Connecticut Chapters — Account Marking BjKhhb. — 47.00 

Connecticut Chapters — Account Grounds 60.00 

Dorothy Ripley Chapter — Eepairing Clock -- 3.50 

Katheriue Gaylord Chapter — Account Bomfi .36.00 

Sarah Eiggs Humphreys Chapter — To enroQI name of 

Mrs. Jane E. B. Sawver on Rememhrrmee Book 50.00 

Havana Chapter .. — , 25.00 

District of Columbia: 

American Chapter 5.00 

Army and Navy Chapter ...... 200.00 

Capt. Molly Pitcher Chapter „ ... 100.00 

Col. John Donelson Chapter 5.00 

Continental Chapter 50.00 

Continental Dames Chapter 25.00 

Deborah Knapp Chapter 10.00 

Dolly Madison Chapter — To enroll name tf£ Mrs. 

Charles C. Darwin on Remembrance iiuoi: . . . 50.00 

Elizabeth Jackson Chapter 25.00 

Emily Nelson Chapter — Eecord case — Room... 25.00 

Katherine Montgomery Chapter ........... ^ 15.00 



Mrs Esther A. 'N. Emraart, Katherine Montgomery 

Chapter, in memory of daughter 5.00 

Louisa Adams Chapter 10.00 

Lucy Holcombe Chapter — Sale of Shields 3.50 

Magruder Chapter 15.00 

Maj. William Overton Callis Chapter 34.00 

Manor House Chapter 30.00 

Mareia Burns Chapter 25.00 

Margaret Whetten Chapter 25.00 

Martha Washington Chapter, Plate Martha Wash- 
ington Bust 2.50 

Mrs. Amos G. Draper, Mary Bartlett Chapter — Plate 

for Chair, banquet hall 1.00 

Mary Washington Chapter 203.00 

Miss Mary P. Brown, Mary Washington Chapter . . . 5.00 

Mrs. B. J. Cromwell, Mary Washington Chapter... 20.00 

Mrs. Kate K. Henry, Mary Washington Chapter... 5.00 
Mrs. Sarah H. Johnston, Mary Washington Chapter, 

Plate for engraving, George Washington, Room 1.65 

Mrs. Mary S. Lockwood, Mary Washington Chapter 5.00 

Miss Virginia Miller, Mary Washington Chapter.... 5.00 

Miss Minnie B. Kichey, Mary Washington Chapter. . 5.00 

Mrs. Miranda. B. Tullock, Mary Washington Chapter 2.00 

Patriots Memorial Chapter .". .' 27.00 

Potomac Chapter 25.00 

Samuel Gorton Chapter 5.00 

Thirteen Colonies Chapter 25.00 

Thomas Marshall Chapter 25.00 

Wendell Wolfe Chapter — To enroll name of Miss 

Bertha F. Wolfe on Remembrance Book 50.00 

Nordhoff Guild, Commission on Luncheon 63,89 

Souvenir Committee, Autograph and sale of Book 3.00 

Transportation Committee, Twenty-third Congress... 170.S0 

Miss Anna B. Detwiler, sale of Historical Books . . . 5.00 
I Florida : 

Col. Arthur Erwin Chapter 10.00 

De Soto Chapter 25.00 

E\ erglades Chapter 25.00 

Jacksonville Chapter . . . . 75.00 

Katherine Livingston Chapter 6.00 

Maria Jefferson Chapter 10.00 

Orlando Chapter 6.00 

Victoria Chapter 5.00 


Atlanta Chapter 5.00 

Augusta Chapter 6.00 

Brunswick Chapter 5.00 

Mrs. W. H. De Voe, Brunswick Chapter 4.00 

Dorothy Walton Chapter 2.50 

Gov. Telfair Chapter 2.00 

John Benning Chapter 5.00 

Jonathan Bryan Chapter -2.00 

Mary Hammond Washington Chapter 10.00 

Oglethorpe Chapter 15.00 

Sergeant Jasper Chapter 1.00 


Chicago Chapter 210.00 

Elgin Chapter 15.00 

Gen. Henry Dearborn Chapter 10.00 

Mildred Warner Washington Chapter 25.00 

Puritan and Cavalier Chapter 10.00 

Rockford Chapter, to enroll the name of Mrs. H. W. 

Taylor on Remembrance Book 50.00 


Ann Rogers Clark Chapter 5.00 

Cornelia Cole Fairbanks Chapter 186.15 

Francis Vigo Chapter 5.00 

Miss Hilda Fletcher, Gen. Arthur St. Clair Chapter. '. 5Q.00 

Gen. Francis Marion Chapter 25.00 

John Paul Chapter t 25.00 

Lone Tree Chapter 20.00 


Richmond-Indiana Chapter 3.00 

Iowa : 

Ladies of the Lake Chapter 10.00 

Pilgrim Chapter 5.00 

Kant as: 

Kansas Chapters, in honor of Real Daughter 8.00 

Kentucky : 

Col. John Green Chapter 10.00 

Elizabeth Kenton Chapter 25.00 

Fineastle Chapter, to enroll name of Mrs. John S. 

Middleton on Remembrance Book 50.00 

Frankfort Chapter 50.00 

General Samuel Hopkins Chapter 40.00 

Bart Chapter 10.00 

Jemima Johnson Chapter 10.00 

Mrs. Hettie D. Roach, John Marshall Chapter, 

Penny-a-Dav 3.65 

St. Asaph Chapter 10.00 


Spirit of '76 Chapter 15.00 

Spirit of '76 Chapter — Penny-a-day (no certificates) 5.00 

Mrs. W. O. Hart, Spirit of '76 Chapter— Penny-a-day 

(no certificates) 3.65 

Mrs. Laura L. Alexander, State Flag 50.00 

Mrs. Laura L. Alexander — State Spoon, Banquet hall 15.00 
Maine : 

Col. Dummcr Sewall Chapter, to enroll Mrs. Meliuda 

L. T, Allan on Remembrance Book 50.00 

Patience Stanley Chapter 6.00 

Maryland : 

Mrs. Matthew C. Fenton, Francis Scott Key Chapter, 

Penny-a-day 3.65 

Frederick Chapter, Sale of post cards 5.00 

Janet Montgomery Chapter -. 10.00 


Mrs. Chas. H. Bond, vice president general 100.00 

Mrs. Geo. O. Jenkins, state regent, account room . . . 2.00 

Ex-Regents' Club of Massachusetts 10.00 

Attleboro Chapter 5.00 

Betty Allen Chapter 25.00 

"Boston Tea Party Chapter 50.00 

Bunker Hill Chapter 25.00 

Col. Thomas Lothrop Chapter 5.00 

Deane Winthrop Chapter 10.00 

Dorothy Quincy Hancock Chapter — Room 10.00 

Hannah Winthrop Chapter 25.00 

Humphrey and Sprague Chapter, In Memory of the 
Regent's Ancestors, Jonathan Humphrey and 

Jacob Sprague ' 10.00 

John Paul Jones Chapter 5.00 

Lexington Chapter — Table — Room 24.50 

Lucy Jackson Chapter 25.00 

Lydia Cobb Chapter _ 15.00 

M'ary Draper Chapter 10.00 

Mary Mattoon Chapter 10.00 

Mercy Warren Chapter 75.00 

Mrs. Jas. G. Dunning, Mercy Warren Chapter 5.00 

Mrs. Hugh M. McKay, Minute Men Chapter ... 5.00 

Nemasket Chapter 20.00 

Old Colony Chapter— Sofa and Plate-Room 39.94 

Old Concord Chapter 5.00 

Paul Revere Chapter 25.00 

Prudence Wright Chapter 5.00 

Mrs. Nellie S. B. Appleton, Prudence Wright Chapter 

— Penny-a-day 3.65 

Meadames Nancy E. IT. Merrill and Anna K. Mer- 
rill, Miss Annetta S. M^rnli, Prudence Wright 

Chapter 11.00 

Submit Clark Chapter 10.00 

Watertown Chapter 10.00 


Michigan : 

Michigan Chapters,. Penny-a-Day 

Michigan State Conference 

Alexander MeComb Chapter 

Algonquin Chapter 


Ann Gridley Chapter 

Big Rapids Chapter 

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton Chapter 

Elijah Grout Chapter 

Emily Virginia Mason Chapter 

Gen. Richardson Chapter 

Genesee Chapter 

Hannah Tracy Grant Chapter 

Isabella Chapter 

Lansing Chapter 

Lewis Cass Chapter 

Louisa St. Clair Chapter 

Lucy Wolcott Barrnim Chapter 

Marie Therese Cadillac Chapter 

Mary Marshall Chapter 

Ottawawa Chapter 

Petosega Chapter 

Saginaw Chapter 

Shiawassee Chapter 

Sophie de Marsac Campau Chapter 

Ypsilanti Chapter 

Mrs. Arthur M. Parker, State Regent 

Mrs. Kate S. Kent, State Chairman 


Mrs. Charles E. Davis, St. Paul Chapter 

Winonah Chapter 

Mississippi : 

Mississippi Chapters 

Mr. W. S. Brown 

Missouri : 

Carrollton Chapter 

Mrs. Anna T. West, Carrollton Chapter 

Mrs. Kate Hudson, Carrollton Chapter 

Columbian Chapter 

Cornelia Greene Chapter 

Elizabeth Benton Chapter 

Hannah Hul] Chapter 

Henry County Chapter 

Jenerson Chapter, to enroll Mrs. Betty Duke Car- 
mack on Remembrance Book 

Joplin Chapter 

Kansas City Chapter 

Laclede Chapter 

Lafayette-Lexington Chapter ■ 

Major Molly Chapter 

Marshall Chapter 

Mexico-Missouri Chapter 

Noah Coleman Chapter 

Olive Prindle Chapter 

Pike County Chapter 

Rhoda Fairchild Chapter 

St. Louis Chapter, to enroll Mesdames Horatio Nel- 
son Spencer, Richard W. Shapleigh and James 
H. Wear on Remembrance Book 

Mrs. Ben F. Gray, Jr., St. Louis Chapter, State 
Spoon — Banquet Hall 

Tabitha Walton Chapter 

Watson Van Buren Chapter 

Webb City Chapter 

Webster Groves Chapter 

Nebraska : 

Omaha Chapter 

Mew Hampshire: 

Abigail Stearns Chapter 

Abigail Webster Chapter 








































Ashuelot Chapter 50.00 

Buntin Chapter 3.00 

Coossiick Chapter 30.00 

Ehsa Cilley Chapter 5.00 

Exeter Chapter 11.25 

Margery Sullivan, to enroll Mrs. Charles H. Sawyer 

on Remembrance Book 50.00 

Mary Torr Chapter 20.00 

Matthew Thornton Chapter 25.00 

Miif ord Chapter 25.00 

Molly Aiken Chapter 5.00 

Molly Reid Chapter— Penny -a-Dav 13.25 

MoDy Stark Chapter 400.00 

New Boston Chapter — Penny-a-Day 3.05 

Old Number Four Chapter , 5.00 

Peterborough Chapter 1.00 

Samuel Ashley Chapter 10.00 

Submitt Wheatley Chapter . 6.00* 

New Jersey: 

Boudinot Chapter, to enroll Mrs. Harrie Benning- 
ton Whitehead on Remembrance Book 50.00 

Mrs. E. G. Putnam, Boudinot Chapter, to enroll Mes- 
dames Wm. C. McPherson and Mary Craven 

Thomas on Remembrance Book 100.00 

IS ova Caesarea Chapter, to enroll Mrs. David A. 

Depue on Remembrance Book 50.00 

New Mexico: 

Jacob Bennett Chapter 5.00 

Lew Wallace Chapter 5.00 

New York: 

New York State Conference 250.00 

Adirondack Chapter 10.0-0 

Baron Steuben Chapter . . -. k 20.00 

Battle Pass Chapter 50.00 

Benjamin Prescott Chapter 25.00 

- Beukendaal Chapter 3.65 

• Capt. John Harris Chapter 25.00 

Caaghnawaga Chapter 50.00 

Champlain Chapter 10.00 

Chemung Chapter 25.00 

Col. Israel Angell Chapter 10.00 

Corp. Josiah Griswold Chapter 10.00 

Fort Greene Chapter 100.00 

Port Oswego Chapter 10.00 

Fort Renssalaer Chapter 10.00 

Fort Washington Chapter, to enroll name of Mrs. 

Emily L. B. Fay on Remembrance Book 50.00 

Ganawauges Chapter 5.00 

Gansevoort Chapter ' 150.00 

Gen. James Clinton Chapter 10.00 

Gouverneur Morris Chapter 5.00 

Hendriek Hudson Chapter 10.00 

Irondequoit Chapter 25.00 

Jamestown Chapter 50.00 

Mrs. William H. Alexander, Johnstown Chapter . . . 5.00 

Kanestio Valley Chapter 20.00 

Knickerbocker Chapter .' 50.00 

Le Ray de Chaumont Chapter 75.00 

Mrs. Catherine C. Conde, Le Ray de Chaumont 

Chapter 25.00 

Manhattan Chapter 90.00 

Mary Murray Chapter 10.00 

Monroe Chapter . 5.00 

Otsego Chapter 10.00 

Owasco Chapter 20.00 

St. Johnsvilie Chapter 5.00 

Sarnnac Chapter 30.00 

Saratoga Chapter 50.00 

Schenectada Chapter 25.00 

Shenandoah Chapter 40.00 

Sleepy Hollow Chapter 25.00 


Stateu Island Chapter 10.00 

Swe-kat-si Chapter 25.00 

Sylvia de Grasse Chapter 10.00 

Tianckrah Chapter 25.00 

Tieonderoga Chapter 25.00 

Tuhcarora Chapter 100.00 

Lafayette Society C. A. R 5.00 


Cincinnati Chapter 100.00 

Col. George Croghan Chapter 29.00 

Columbus Chapter 60.00 

Dolly Todd Madison Chapter 10.00 

East Cleveland Chapter 5.00 

Fort Industry Chapter 25.00 

Mrs. John C. Graves, Fort Industry Chapter 5.00 

Miss Fanny Harnit, Fort Industry Chapter 5.00 

Miami Chapter ri 5.00 

Moses Cleaveland Chapter : 14.60 

Mrs. William C. Boyle, Moses Cleaveland Chapter, 

aect. China, Banquet Hall 5.00 

Taliaferro Chapter 5.00 

Toledo Chapter 32.00 

Urbana Chapter 10.00 

Mrs. W. W. Bolies, Ursula Wolcott Chapter .... 10.00 

Western Reserve Chapter 55.00 


Oklahoma City Chapter 25.00 

Pennsylvania : 

Gen. Thomas Mifflin Chapter 5.00 

Shikelimo Chapter 10.00 

Rhode Island: 

Gaspee Chapter 20.00 

I Gaspee Chapter— State Spoon, Banquet Hail 15.00 

Gen. Nathanael Greene Chapter 10.00 

I Pawtucket Chapter 75.00 

Phebe Greene Ward Chapter 25.00 

William Ellery Chapter 20.00 

£ South Dakota: 

Thirty-ninth Star Chapter 25.00 

Tennessee : 

Adam Dale Chapter, Account Room 1.00 - 

Adam Dale Chapter — Penny-a-Day 50.00 

Bonny Kate Chapter, Account Room 1.00 

Mrs. Margaret W. Baxter, Bonny Kate Chapter .... 25.00 

Campbell Chapter 50.00 

Chickamauga Chapter, acct. Room 1.00 

Col. Hardy Murf ree Chapter, acct. Room 1.00 

Col. Thomas McCrory Chapter, acct. Room 1\00 

Col. Thomas McCrory Chapter 10.00 

Commodore Perry Chapter, acct. Room 1.00 

Cumberland Chapter 60.00 

Hermitage Chapter, acct. Room 1.00 

Jackson-Madison Chapter 10.00 

Margaret Gaston Chapter 10.00 

Martha Bratton Chapter, acct. Room 1.00 

Ocoee Chapter, aect. Room LOO 

Shelby Chapter 5.00 

Watauga Chapter, Penny-a-Day 42.10 

Watauga Chapter, acct. Room 1.00 

Texas : 

Jane Douglas Chapter 10.00 

Lady Washington Chapter 25.00 

Lone Star Chapter 10.00 

Maj. John Rose Chapter 2.50 

Pocahontas Chapter 5.00 

Bk-hard Royal! 'Chapter ...... 21.90 

Mrs. A. R. Howard, William Findiey Chapter 5.00 

Vermont : 

Vermont Chapters — Railing, Stairways 136.50 

Mrs. Julius J. Estey, Brattleboro Chapter '. . 100.00 




Beverly Manor Chapter, acct. Boom 26.00 

Fort Nelson Chapter, aeet. Room 15.00 

Trances JBJand Randolph Chapter, acct. Room .... 30.00 

Front Royal-Riverton Chapter, aect. Room 20.00 

Mrs. Emily S. Fisher . . 10.00 


Esther Reid Chapter t 10.40 

Marcus Whitman Chapter 10.00 

Mary Ball Chapter 120.00 

Narcissa Whitman Chapter 20.00 

Rainier Chapter 152.15 

Mrs. Eliza F. Leary, Rainier Chapter 1,000.00 

Robert Gray Chapter 100.00 

Sacajawea Chapter 50.00 

Seattle Chapter 15.00 

Virginia Dare Chapter . . 20.00 

West Virginia: 

West Virginia Chapters 258.00 


Wisconsin State, State Flag 55.00 

Benjamin Tallniadge Chapter 10.00 

Ellen Hayes Peck Chapter 10.00 

Fond du "Lac Chapter 10.00 

Fort Atkinson Chapter 25.00 

Henry Bodge Chapter 5.00 

John Bell Chapter 20.00 

Kenosha Chapter : 15.00 

Milwaukee Chapter 50.00 

Mrs. Frances S. Trottman, Milwaukee Chapter .... 10.00 

Nequi-Antigo Siebah Chapter 10.00 

Oshkosh Chapter 25.00 

Racine Chapter -. 25.00 

Mrs. William Howard Crosby, Vice President Gen- 
eral 100.00 

Philippine Islands : 

Philippines Chapter • . 15.00 

Liquidation and Endowment Fund Mrs. Williard T. 

Block, Chairman 

Commission on Recognition Pins 

Interest on Bonds 

Total Receipts 

Transfer from Current Fund by 
order of Twenty-third Con- 
tinental Congress '. 

Life Membership Fee refunded Okmulgee Chapter, Okla. 

Bills Payable 

Interest on Bills Payable 

Carving State Names on Columns 

2 Silver Sandwich Trays — Banquet Hall 

State Spoons — Missouri and Rhode Island — Banquet Hall 

Plate For Chair— Banquet Hall 

Flag Pole, Colo - 

Repairing Clock, Conn 

Plate for Bust — Martha Washington, D. C 

Plate for Engraving — : George Washington — Room, D. C. 

State Flag, La ■. 

Sofa, plate, expressage and freight, Room, Mass 

Table— expressage and freight, Room, Mass. . 

Raili ug and plates for stairways, Vt 

Total Disbursements 

Balance on hand May 31, 1014 . . . 






















On deposit in American Security and Trust Company 

Bank $6,877.76 

Cash balance on deposit in Bank May 31, 1914 $6,877.76 

Permanent Investment, Chicago & Alton Bonds 2,314.84 

Total Permanent Fund, Cash and Investment $9,192.60 

Below is a statement of the important work done in the Treasurer General's office during 
April and May, 1914: 

Addresses changed 85 

Application papers marked paid 3,117 

Applicants ' cards made 1,290 

Checks drawn and disbursements posted 593 

Deaths recorded 54 

Dropped notices mailed 51 

Dropped from Chapters recorded 23 

Letters received 1,S80 

Letters written • • • 1,631 

Letters referred from other offices 454 

Lists compiled ■" 13 

Lists received and compared 61 

Marriages recorded • . • • 90 

Members marked paid 21,667 

New Chapters recorded 15 

New Members recorded 973 

Rebates issued - 203 

Receipts entered, issued and posted 2,742 

Reinstatements to Chapters and Society 35 

Remittance blanks mailed 3,408 

Remittance blanks received 1,651 

Report blanks mailed . 848 

Report blanks received 173 

Reports returned and acknowledged 493 

Resigned notices mailed 109 

Resignations from Chapters recorded 125 

Resignations from Society recorded 46 

Transfer cards issued and transfers recorded 474 


Olive Powell Ransdell, 

Treasurer General, 

N. S. D. A. R. 

i. The Treasurer General also reported since May Treasurer General, which was an injustice to a 

31, total number of deceased, 79; resigned, 124; member who was in good standing when her 

dropped, 33; reinstated, 11. The report of the resignation was presented. It was, therefore, 

I Treasurer General was accepted. only fair that the Board accepts the resigua- 

In view of the changes in the Constitution, tion under the date it was sent to the Chapter. 

the Treasurer General requested permission to The Chair ruled that the law was to the effect 

revise the ''Guide" sent out to Chapter Treas- that a resignation takes effect from the date 

urers to conform to the revised Constitution, the resignation is presented. 

and a copy of the Guide to be sent to every The Report of the Historian General was 

Chapter. Moved by Mrs. Orton, seconded by then read by Mrs. Bassett: 

Mrs. Hogan, and carried, that the Treasurer Report of Historian General 

General's "Guide to Chapter Treasurers" be Madam President General and Members of the 

printed. National Board: 

Mrs. Ransdell also requested the Board to al- At the beginning of this new year of work I 

i low a resignation from the Society to date from am profoundly impressed by the widespread in- 

the time it is tendered to a Chapter, when it is terest in almost every State, of Chapters, in 

the intention of the member to resign from the some phase of historical work. The point of 

Society as well as her Chapter, for the reason departure from methods followed in former 

that a member may not be in good financial work done seems to be first, in the number of 

standing at the time the Board acts on ber individuals who are doing distinctively good 

resignation, although she teas in good standing service in perfecting family genealogies. Sec- 

at the time her resignation was sent to the ondly in the number of women who are becom- 

Chapter. That Chapters very often delay send- ing acquainted with local Court houses and their 

ing a notice of a resignation to the office of the strangely fascinating records. With a con- 


tribution from an Illinois Daughter (Mon- 
mouth) who had copied various tombstone in- 
inseriptious, was enclosed this striking ode, ' ' To 
Our Forefathers' Graves'': 

" Beneath the roots of tangled weeds, 

Afar in country grave yards lie 
The men whose uncrowned deeds 

Have stamped this nation 's destiny. 

We praise the present stock and man 
Bur have we ever thought to praise 

The strong, still, humble lives that ran 
The deep cut channels of those days? 

Beneath these tottering slabs of slate, 
Whose tribute moss and mould efface, 

Sleeps the calm dust that made us great: 
The true substratum of our race. ' ' 

I quote the sentiment because everywhere I 
am finding it revealed in letters and in reports 
of members that even shortest excursions into 
the past history of America has awakened a 
reverence for it and a keener appreciation of 
what our ancestry is as Americans. The ''attic 
search days ' ' which have brought to light many 
valuable but forgotten family relics, resulted in 
one city in the finding of a rare record which 
was bought by a State Historical Society for 
$300. The special attention now being given by 
a sister organization (Colonial Dames) to the 
copying and preservation of family Bible rec- 
ords again calls attention to our rare oppor- 
tunities in almost any community of gathering 
data of great value from these old time reg- 
isters of great events in family history. In 
the three States in which I shall speak in June, 
in the interest of historical research and preser- 
vation of records, I shall urge close affiliation 
with the State Historical Societies since I have 
seen how great an influence they are in foster- 
ing among the people this same work which 
our committee is so eagerly bent upon. A sug- 
gestion coming from several officers of chapters 
urges me to repeat their views of our Study 
Course in history as the best possible help in 
framing Chapter programs. Additions to the 
outlines will be made from time to time. 

The study of naval heroes and sea conquests 
along with the study now being made of the 
forts of this country seems not amiss. The or- 
ganization in many Chapters of legislative com- 
mittees ' ' which shall seek to influence the State 
bodies to care for and properly index all State 
archives ' ' is gaining favor. - The occurrence 
about two years ago widely commented 
upon was Kentucky's loss of the famous Dur- 
rett Collection of Manuscripts and Papers now 
forming the center of a great library in Chi- 
cago. The Legislature of Kentucky failed to 
house this collection in a fireproof buildiug 
and Chicago captured what is regarded as one 

of the best sources for studying new American 
History known in this country. Theodore 
Roosevelt consulted this remarkable collection 
while writing his book "The Winning of the 
West. ' ' To any member in the West a knowl- 
edge of this collection may be a boon. Price- 
less data concerning many important events in 
American history are found in the rare files of 
complete newspaper publications of certain 
years, in diaries, papers, manuscripts and books. 
Many Chapter historians, both East and 
West, are contemplating calling meetings of all 
historians in the State to hold a session or two 
at the Annual State Conferences, in order to 
discuss the needs of the State as to care of 
records and to arrange plans for partitioning 
the work of the State to different Chapter His- 
torians in order to compass the field and not 
overlap or duplicate efforts. Town libraries 
which were weak in reference works, and in his- 
tory particularly, have in two instances solicited 
the aid of this department to formulate plans 
for study courses in history and to compile a 
list of the best histories of our country. The 
study of family history will, we trust, result 
in some truthful biographies at first hand of our 
members, parents and grandparents. The diffi- 
culty of finding ancient writings or records of 
E evolutionary times in the Far West has evi- 
dently not obtained in California, Oregon, 
Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and Washington. For 
rare contributions begin to come from afar and 
our list grows apace in the evidences here and 
there of the Frenchman and the Spaniard who 
roamed here — unalligned and, alas, always 
foreign, even when most at home. 

With constantly more demanding work tax- 
ing my strength it is necessary for me to have 
competent help. To efficiently carry on the ex- 
panding work of my department in its various 
lines of development it will require at least two 
skilled clerks. I ask the support of the Board 
in my effort to carry out in spirit and in 
form the obligations which the By-Laws of this 
Society lay upon me. 

While I am not responsible for the. editing of 
the Lineage Books since the Twenty-third Con- 
gress, I am, while the By-Laws stand, re- 
sponsible for their preparation for publica- 
tion. With the names of only 40,000 mem- 
bers enrolled out of 100,000 of our present 
membership, anything that could be done to in- 
crease the rate of progress in publishing which 
would not diminish the degree of their accuracy 
should b^ tried. Again, I respectfully suggest 
that the time may come when the experiment 
of selling the Lineage Book at cost to any 
purchaser may solve the problem of expense to 
the Society for publication, and more clerical 
service solve the problem of time and the num- 
ber of volumes ready yearly. The preface to 
Volume 38 voices my hope for the perfecting 
of material submitted for publication, 


To do my work as it should be done, effec- 
tively and well, my office must be organized on 
strictly business principles. The office whore 
publication goes on should not be called upon 
hereafter to ferret out errors in the primary 
preparation of lineage papers. The originals 
accepted by this Society of late years are be- 
coming more and more perfect as people un- 
derstand requirements, but unless papers are 
ready for publication, they should be returned, 
it seems to me, when possible to the individual 
or Chapter for correction when needed. No 
other society of standing would assume cor- 
rection of entrance papers or be responsible for 
supplying omitted facts. Our Registrar Gen- 
eral knows the gain is constant in carefully pre- 
pared papers presented and would doubtless 
concur in the opinion that the sooner we made 
our demands on incoming members more exact 
in the field of verified facts, the sooner we shall 
be raised in our standard as a reference au- 
thority and the Society be relieved of the bur- 
den of correction that does not properly belong 
to it. 

Other Blatters of -vital interest to the Na- 
tional Society for which by the By-Laws I am 
held responsible, press for immediate attention. 
Hoping for relief from conditions existing for 
months I have refrained from speaking of them 
until this meeting, hoping that when the seri- 
ousness of the situation should become known, 
the situation would somehow right itself. 

The efficiency of my department is involved, 
and I feel that I must be supplied with the 
manual help my correspondence and growing 
work demand. I am still without a stenog- 
rapher. My work piles up. I am breaking under 
the strain. My index work is still delayed. I 
applied for the material for my index work 
through the proper channels and received a let- 
ter in reply stating that inasmuch as I "had 
no receptacle" in my office to hold the index 
cards they would not be furnished. The ignor- 
ance of my work and the way I was planning 
it together with the withholding of needed sup- 
plies, has stopped temporarily this branch of 
work within my office. 

It is incomprehensible to me that any one 
with the right understanding of duty and the 
fitness of things, would be willing to assume the 
responsibility of an office like mine without the 
power and authority to discharge that responsi- 
bility. The National Board granted me limited 
space in the magazine ''when possible'' for the 
use of the Historian General's Department. 
"When possible" is such a varying term that 
Contributing Chapters and members, rinding 
themselves deprived of their expected avenue 
of expression, are beginning to look around for 
other uses for their material and so seek other 
publications. Our Central "Bureau of Refer- 
ence must not lose its hold and look on while 

State organizations assume what should be the 
function of the National Society. 

The vast domain of original source materia! 
available for our magazine lies practically un- 
touched. Each section of the country needs 
exploiting each month in some phase of its 
original work. There is a fast growing de- 
mand for information as to how to do research 
work of profit and benefit ; we must not lose 
the benefit of the stimulus and guidance af- 
forded us by the progressive pathfinders who 
point out the way and enrich the road for us, 
who follow behind our leaders. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Marv C. Bassett, 

Historian General. 

June 3, 1914. 

Moved by Mrs. Wood, seconded by Mrs. 
Augsbury, and carried, that the report of the 
Historian General be accepted up to the point 
of appeal and recommendation. 

Mrs. Orton stated that she had no report as 
Director General in Charge of Report to Smith- 
sonian Institution to make other than to say 
that the work was simply continuing. 

Mrs. Sternberg presented the report of the 
Librarian General, reading the summary, and 
requesting that the report be printed in the 
Magazine, as follows : 

Report of Librarian General 

Madam President General and Members of 
the National Board of Management, I have the 
honor to report the following accessions to the 


1- Genealogy of the descendants of Edward 
CoTburn {Coburn) who came from England in 
1635. * * * Prepared by George A- Gordon 
and Silas B. Coburn; Silas R. Coburn editor. 
Published by Walter Coburn, Lowell, Mass. 

Presented by Miss Florence F. Thomas, Mr3. 
James F. Martin, Mrs. Reed L. Watts and Mrs. 
Homer E. White. 

2. The Stoddard family: being an account 
of some of the descendants of John Stodder of 
Hingham, Massachusetts colony. Compiled by 
Francis Russell Stoddard, Jr. The Trow Press, 
New York, 1912. Presented by the author. 

3. Governor William Tryon and his adminis- 
tration in the Province of North Carolina, 1705 
1771. Services in a military capacity and mili- 
tary career as Commander-in-Chief of Colonial 
forces which suppressed the insurrection of the 
Regulators. By Marshall De Lancey Haywood. 
Raleigh, E. M. Uzzell. 1903. Presented by the 

4. Reunion of the Dickinson family. Pro- 
ceedings, etc. Binghamton, 1884. Presented 
by F. L. Stickney. 

5. Index of vnlls, inventories, etc., of Nev:> 



Jersey. Trenton, 1912, 1913. 3 vols. Pre- 
sented by Frank Transue. 

Travel and description, 1765-1865, together 
with o list of c&i&nty histories, atlases and bio- 
graphical collections and a list of territorial 
and state laics. Compiled by Solon Justus 
Buck. Springfield, 111., 1914. Illinois State 
Historical Library Collections, Vol. 9. Pre- 
sented by Illinois State Historical Library. 

Pennsylvania Magazine of history and biog- 
raphy. Pennsylvania Historical Society, Vol. 
37. Philadelphia, 1913. Presented by Mrs. 
Robert Alexander. 

Gravestone inscriptions gathered by the Old 
Burial Grounds Committee of the National So- 
ciety Colonial Dames of America in State of 
New Hampshire, compiled by Mrs. Josiah Car- 
penter, chairman, Cambridge, Riverside Press, 
1913. Presented by the compiler. 

Worcester births, marriages and deaths. Coin- 
oiled by Franklin P. Pice. Worcester, 1894. 

Inscriptions from old burial grounds in Wor- 
cester, Mass. Worcester, 1878. The last two 
volumes presented by the Col. Timothy Bigelow 
Chapter through the Historian General, N. S. 
1). A. R. 

Calvert Papers. 3 vols, bound in two. Pub- 
lications of the Maryland Historical Society. 
Baltimore, 18S9, 1894, 1899. 

Archives of Maryland. Vol. 33. Baltimore, 
Md. Historical Society, 1913. 

Report of the Commissioner of the Land 
Office from October 1," 1911 to Sept. 30, 1913. 
Baltimore. The last four volumes presented by 
the Baltimore Chapter through the Historian 
General, N. S. D. A. R. 

History of Lexington, Mass. By Charles 
Hudson. Revised and carried down to 1913. 
Two vols. Lexington, 1913. Presented by the 
Lexington Chapter. 

Scmi-Centennial history of West Virginia. 
By James Morton Callahan. Charleston, 1913. 
Presented by the Secretary of State, West Vir- 

Summer Paradise in history. By W. Carpen- 
ter, Albany, Delaware and Hudson Co. Pre- 
sented by passenger department, Delaware and 
Hudson Co. 

History of Old Pendleton District, South 
Carolina. By R. W. Simpson. Anderson, Oulla 
Printing and Binding Co. Presented by Mrs. 
Lysander D. Childs. 

History of the United States. By Elroy M. 
Avery, Cleveland, The Burrows Bros. Vols. 5, 
6 and 7. Presented by Mr. Charles Burrows 
through Western Reserve Chapter. 

Wyoming Historical and Geological Society 
Proceedings and Collections for the years 1913- 
1914. Edited by Horace Edwin Hayden. Vol. 
13. Wilkes-Barre, 1914. Received from the 

History of Oakland County, Michigan. By 

Thaddeus D. Seeley. 2 vols. Chicago, Lewis 
Publishing Co., 1912. Presented by the Gen- 
eral Richardson Chapter. 

History of Berrien Co.. Mich. By Oniric W. 
Coolidge. Chieago, Lewis Publishing Co.. 1900. 
Presented by the Algonquin Chapter. 

History of the University of Michigan. Ann 
Arbor, 1900. By Burke A. Hinsdale. Pre- 
sented by the Sarah Caswell Angell Chapter. 

History of the Northern Peninsula of Michi- 
gan. By Alvah L. Sawyer. 3 vols. Chicago, 
Lewis Publishing Co., 1911. Presented by 
Menominee Chapter. 

History of the City of Grand Rapids. By 
Albert Baxter. New York, Munsell and Co., 
1891. Presented by Sophie de Marsac, Campau 

Outline sketch of life and character of Zach- 
ariali Chandler. Detroit, Detroit Press and 
Tribune. 1SS0. Presented by Ann Gridley 

The Northwest under three flags, 1035-1796. 
By Charles Moore. New York, Harper and 
Bro., 1900. Presented by Ypsilanti Chapter. 

Manual of the Constitution convention of 
Michigan. Presented by Shiawassee Chapter. 

History of Howell, Michigan. By A. Riley 
Crittenden. Howell, 1911. Presented by Phil- 
ip Livingston Chapter. 

History of Barry Co., Michigan. By Win. W. 
Potter. Grand Rapids, Mich. Presented by 
Emily Virginia Mason Chapter. 

The Salt City of the inland seas. Manistee. 
Presented by the Ruth Sayre Chapter. 

Physical, industrial and sectional geography 
of Michigan. Kalamazoo, 1914. Presented by 
Shiawassee Chapter. 

Proceedings for 1910-11-12, of the Numis- 
matic and anticiuarian society of Philadelphia. 
Philadelphia, 1913. Presented by Mrs. Robert 

New Merritt Records. Compiled by Douglas 
Merritt. Presented by the compiler. 

The Life and Letters of Dolly Madison. By 
Allen C. Clark, Washington, W. P. Roberts and 
Co., 1914. Presented by the Dolly Madison 

Constitutional history of Canada, 1791-1818. 
By A. G. Doughty and D. A. McArthur, Otta- 
'wa, 1914. Presented by Arthur G. Doughty. 

Gravestone inscriptions of East Haven, Ply- 
mouth and Plymouth Hollow, Conn. Copied and 
indexed for the library of Memorial Continent- 
'al Hall, by Annie Stebbins Talbot, Nat. No. 
10934, and Mary Amelia Cooke Knous, Nat. 
No. 7230, and presented by them. 

Memorial Celebration, August 23-21, .1871, 
Greenville, New York, address delivered on the 
occasion by S. Granby Spees and the poem by 
Rev. Edvjard Hopper, together with a history 
of the jubilee and biographical sketches by 
author. Saratoga Springs, 1872. Presented 
by F. L. Stickney. 



The first founders in America; Raleigh's lost 
colony. William E. Fitch. New York Society, 
Founders and Patriots of America. Presented 
by Henry S. Kissani. 

Genealogy of the Jennings family. By Jesse 
W. Jennings. Presented by the author. 

The District of Columbia in the ISth Century 
as described by the earliest travellers, Henry 
Waiisey, Francis Bailey, Isaac Weld, Duke La 
Rochefoucauld, Lian Court, and John Davis of 
Salisbury. Ys T asliington, 1909. Presented by 
Mrs. Amos G. Draper. 

Celebration of the 139th anniversary of the 
journey of General Washington from Phila- 
delphia to Cambridge to take command of the 
American Army, June 23, July 3, 1775. Wash- 
ington. 1914. Presented by the National So- 
ciety, Sons of the American Revolution. 

Program- for patriotic exercises in schools, 
May 4, 1914. 138th anniversary of Rhode Is- 
land Independence Day. Presented by Mrs. 
Richard Jackson Barker. 


Bulletin Newport Historical Society, April. 

Bulletin New York Public Library, April, 

Kentucky State Historical Society Reqister. 

New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Record, April. 

New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register, April. 

Ohio Archives and Historical Quarterly, 

S. C. Historical and Genealogical Magazine, 

Medford Historical Register, April. 

The above list- comprises 46 books, 5 pamph- 
lets and 9 periodicals. Forty-five books were 
presented, 1 received in exchange, 5 pamphlets 
"were presented. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Mrs. George M.) M. L. Sternberg, 

Librarian General. 
June 3, 1914. 

Mrs. Sternberg reported the gift of a beauti- 
ful little New England Primer over one hun- 
dred years old, which she desired to turn over 
to the Curator of the Museum. Moved by 
Mrs, Jenkins, seconded by Mrs. Orton and 
Mrs. Eansdell, and carried, that the grateful 
thanks of the National Society be extended to 
the donor of this priceless book, New England 

Mrs. Reynolds stated that as Chairman of 
the Committee having in charge the marking 
of the thirteen columns for the original states, 
she desired to express her appreciation of fne 
work- — that North Carolina was very proud of 
her column, as were all the other thirteen origi- 
nal states. 

On motion of Mrs. Sternberg, a recess foi 
luncheon was taken. 

The afternoon session was called to order 
by the President General at 2.30 p. m. 

On motion of Mrs. Augsbury, seconded by 
Mrs. Jenkins, it was carried that the report of 
the Librarian General be accepted and pub- 
lished in the Magazine. 

The motion of Mrs. Boyle that we go into 
Executive Session, was seconded by Mrs. Buel 
and carried. 

Moved by Mrs. Buel, seconded by Mrs. Ab- 
bott, and carried, that we rise from Executive 

Mrs. Boyle moved that Mrs. Mabel G. Sworm- 
stedt be suspended from this society, for con- 
duct calculated to injure the good name and to 
injure the reputation of one of its members, 
and that she remain suspended until such time 
as she herself shall ask to have such suspen- 
sion removed and gives her written assurance 
to this society that she will not again be the 
party or a party to any transactions which may 
be harmful to- the interests of the society or 
members thereof. 

After some discussion it was moved by Mrs. 
Jenkins, seconded by Mrs. Buel, and carried, 
that the Chairman of the Magazine Committee 
be invited to appear. 

Miss Finch read the statement of the ac- 
countant prepared before the name of the 
author of the circular was known, as follows: 
Harvey S. Chase & Company, 

Certified Public Accountants, 
84 State Street, Boston. 

718 Riggs Building, 
Washington, D. C, 
April 22, 1914. 
Mrs. William Cumming Story, 

President General, X. S. I). A. R., 
Memorial Continental Hall, 
Washington, D. C. 
Dear Mrs. Story : 

Yesterday afternoon, April 21st, Miss Flor- 
ence Finch handed to me a printed sheet en- 
titled ** Important Statements Concerning Mag- 
azine Affairs." This sheet contained no signa- 
ture or indication of the persons who had pre- 
pared it. I have no knowledge at present in 
regard to its preparation. At Miss Finch's re- 
quest, I have carefully examined the state- 
ments made on the sheet and have come to the 
following conclusions: 

The statements made and the figures shown 
were evidently prepared by some one familiar 
with the affairs of the magazine, at least 1b 
the past, and also familiar with the proceedings 
and resolutions of the society and its commit- 
tees, the statements in relation to these reso- 
lutions and to the Executive Committee being, 
in the main, correct. The figures given, how- 
ever, are not exact. For instance, the statement 
made "that it cost over a thousand dollars 



monthly since August to publish the Magazine ' ' 
is incorrect and misleading, the cost for six 
months having been about $500 a month, one- 
half of the amount stated. The costs of the 
Magazine for 1911-12 and the costs of the same 
for 1912-13 are inaccurately stated, but are 
within reasonable limits of the facts. There 
are no recommendations, as such, on this sheet, 
although there are insinuations, the principal 
one being that the Chairman of the Magazine 
Committee should be bonded and the question 
"Where have the magazine funds been since 
August ?" These are evidently intended as 
insinuations against the integrity of the chair- 
man of the Magazine Committee, or, at least, 
intended to point out a dereliction of duty on 
her part. The whole force of the sheet seems 
to culminate in this insinuation. In addition, 
there is a quotation that in April, 1905, the 
Continental Congress created '"'a Magazine 
Committee to consult with her (the President 
General) and act in concert with her as for 
methods for enlarging the usefulness and rev- 
enue of the Magazine." The statement goes 
on to say "not to handle subscriptions or re- 
port to the Board. It is a Congressional Com- 
mittee and reports once a year." About the 
middle of the sheet it is stated, under date 
"April, 1913, that the chairman transferred 
Mr, Wilson's uncompleted term of contract to 
the It. E. Bowker Company, who assumed set- 
tlement with Mr. Wilson for increased valua- 
tion." This statement is incorrect for the 
reason that no contract was actually entered 
into with Mr. Bowker, as Mr. Bowker declined 
to sign a contract after he found what the con- 
ditions of the business were, and. had further 
found that Mr. Wilson's representations to him 
were mistaken in considerable part. 

The next quotation under the same date, 
April, 1913, says: "The Congress adopted the 
recommendation of the chairman that the chair- 
men of the incoming Magazine Committee be 
instructed to make a new contract with the E. 
K. Bowker Company upon the expiration of 
the present one in November. " This statement 
is a misleading one because it omits a portion 
of the resolution, viz.: "subject to the ap- 
proval of the auditor and the Executive Com- 

Next, under date of June, 1913, it is stated: 
"The Board voted upon recommendation of the 
new chairman and contrary to the instruction 
of Congress to resume publication of the Maga- 
zine by the Society in November, when the con- 
tract expired. ' ' This statement is both in- 
correct and misleading. We find the facts to 
he these: (See page 436 and page 437 of the 
•fuiy Magazine — Proceedings of the June meet- 
^g of the Board of Management). The resolu- 
tion moved by Mrs. Foster and carried provides 
that the Magazine be published under the man- 
agement and supervision of the Magazine Com- 

mittee at the expiration of the present con- 
tract; that the chairman of the Magazine C<Hm- 
mittee be authorized to ask for, and to secty^ 
bids from printers to print the magazine. 

It is evident therefore that the Maga-. . 
Committee and the chairman were author 
by the Beard to publish the Magazine but -j-: ; 
in conflict with the resolution of the Congrosg 
which specifically left the matter to the approve 
of the auditor and the Executive Committee. 

As the Board is superior both to the au.i .v.. 
and the Executive Committee, its action w<fts 
apparently a proper one under the circ. 

In conclusion, it is evident that the insiu •..',. 
tions made in this circular are not substanti- 
ated by the facts; that there are a number .\f 
errors in the statements of the circular; a^5 
that as a matter of propriety, no such state 
ments should be circulated unless the per>. , ; 
responsible for them is willing to publish th.-v,-, 
over his or her own signature. 
Very truly yours, 

Harvey S. Chase, 
Certified Public Accountant. 
Mrs. Swormstedt was invited to be present 
to hear the statement of Miss Finch, taking p$^ 
in the general discussion which followed!.. 
After being excused, the previous question w&s 
moved, the original motion of Mrs. Boyle was 
withdrawn by unanimous consent in favor w£ 
the motion of Mrs. Smallwood that Mrs. Swor-m- 
stedt send at once in writing the statement 
made to the Board, apologizing for the a,».o".v. 
mous circular, and stating tliaz she planned >,; 
as a part of the written statement she intencw-A 
to make to Congress, that she intended no re- 
flection on the present Chairman, that it ?x\;,<? 
circulated without her knowledge, that her fig- 
ures were taken from the incompleted rep-.---; 
of the Treasurer, and that the question §£ 
' 'bonding" was only in accordance with t-V 
rule that "all handling money should be bvnj- 
ed" and in no way personally against the pres- 
ent Chairman. Seconded by Mrs. Loekwwd 
and unanimously carried. 

On motion of Mrs. Smoot, seconded by Mv^ 
Greenawalt, it was carried that this Board *•--.:- 
press its hearty approval of the methods adopt- 
ed by the present Chairman of the Magasim^ 
Miss Fivxh, and our entire appreciation of her 
management of the same. 

Mrs. Boyle presented the following letior 
which had been placed in her hands the day bo- 
fore with the statement that if it was for the 
best interests of the society, Miss Finch was 
willing to have it presented: 

Washington, June 2, 191 L 

Madam. President General and Members of tho 

National Board of Management: 

Having been informed that Mrs. Mabel U. 

Swormstedt has been summoned before tho 

Board at the meeting to be held June 3rd, in 


reference to her malicious and anonymous at- 
tack made upon me during tho recent Congress, 
while I do not for one minute either condone 
or approve of anonymous circulars and mali- 
cious attacks, I do not wish to see a member 
of our society censured or disciplined and at 
the same time allowed to remain a member 
of the Society, and I ask that the censure or 
discipline he withheld. 

Very sincerely yours, 

Florence G. Finch. 
On motion of Mrs. Sternberg, seconded by 
Mrs. Karsdeil, it was carried that this letter 
of Miss Finch be spread upon the minutes. 
A vote of appreciation to Hiss Finch for her 
generous action toward Mrs. Swormstedt was 
moved by Mrs. Day, seconded by Mrs. Key- 
nolds and carried by a rising vote. A letter of 
our good will to Miss Finch, answering this 
letter, and our appreciation of her work, was 
moved by Mrs. Wood, seconded by Mrs. Green- 
await, and carried. 

Mrs. Smallwood was requested by the Presi- 
dent General to acquaint Mrs. Swormstedt with 
tho action of the Board, and on request of Mrs. 
Smallwood, a committee of three, Mrs. Mann. 
Mrs. Guernsey and Mrs. Wood, were named. 

The report of the Finance Committee was 
read by Mrs. Sternberg: 

Report of Finance Committee. 
Madam President General and Members of the 
National Board of Management: 
Your Finance Committee submits the follow- 
ing for your consideration: 

A meeting of the committee was held June 
1st with a good attendance and matters re- 
quiring the attention of this committee were 
freely discussed. 

Mrs. Loekwood had been asked to procure a 
wreath to be placed upon the Barry Statue at 
the unveiling exercises, which she did, and as the 
bill had been sent to her, she desired permis- 
sion to authorize same in order that it might 
be paid by the Treasurer General. The fol- 
lowing motion was made by Miss Hilda Flet- 
cher, seconded by Miss Florence G. Finch, and 
carried : 

"I move that Mrs. Loekwood be author- 
ized to sign the voucher for the wreath 
for the Barry Monument." 
The President General was invited to take 
the chair while the chairman of the committee 
read a letter or resolution in reference to plac- 
ing the library of the N. S. D. A. R. on the 
list of libraries referred to in the " Legislative, 
Executive and Judicial Appropriation Bill," 
and she made the following motion which was 
seconded by Mrs. Charles R. Davis, and carried: 
"I move that this committee authorize 
the referring of the question of including 
our library in the list of libraries referred 
to in the "Legislative, Executive and Ju- 
dicial Appropriation Bill," to have the 

privilege of selecting from the duplicates 
of the Library of Congress, to the Commit- 
tee on Legislation, with power to act." 
The next matter presented to the committee 
was the question of dispensing with temporary 
help in the office of the Treasurer General and 
in the Business Office. After some discussion, 
it was thought this should come under the 
Building and Grounds Committee and the fol- 
lowing motion was made and carried: 

"Moved that the matter of dispensing 
with temporary clerks be referred back to 
the Building and Grounds Committee.'-' 
Motion by Mrs. M. E. S. Davis, seconded by 
Mrs. C. A. Thomas. 

Mrs. Ludlow presented the matter of repairs 
to the roof over the porticos. As Miss 
Fletcher had investigated this and estimates 
had been obtained as to the cost of the work. 
Mrs. Ludlow requested that Miss Fletcher be 
called upon to give a detailed report of her in- 
vestigation, which she did, making it very clear 
as to the nature of the work. It was stated 
that a very satisfactory estimate had been sub- 
mitted by an expert in this line of work, one 
who is employed by the government for like 
work. The question arose as to where the funds 
were to come from to meet this expense, and 
as it was found the Current Fund was the prop- 
er one to be charged with this expenditure and 
there being sufficient for the purpose, a motion 
was adopted covering this which follows: 
"Inasmuch as there is sufficient money 
in the Current Fund to cover the expense 
of the work incident to the copper and 
stone work over the porticos, I move that 
this committee recommend to the Board, 
they direct the Building and Grounds Com- 
mittee to have the work done in accordance 
with the bids secured by the Building and 
Grounds Committee, and contained in 
their report to the Board; to be paid 
from the Current Fund." 
Motion by Mrs. Drury C. Ludlow, secondel 
by Miss" Fletcher. 

The Treasurer General being sick and unable 
to attend the meeting, Mrs. Bryan, bookkeeper 
from the Treasurer General's office, was called 
upon for a statement as to the finances and 
gave a report as follows: 

Current Fund $31,015.57 

Emily Nelson Ritchie McLean Fund 1,454.01 

Franco-American Fund 210. 68 

Philippine Scholarship Fund 545.45 

Patriots' Memorial D. A. R. Fund.. 550.00 

On Deposit Nat. Met. Bank $33,775.74 

Petty Cash Fund $ 500.00 

Permanent Fund (Amer. Sec. & Tr. 

Co.) $ 6,877.70 

Three Bonds 2,314.61 

Total $ 9,152.84 



Since the last report there has been paid: 

Six Bonds $30,000.00 

Interest 566.70 

Refunds and Special Fea- 
tures 540.09 


Cash, American Sec. & Tr. Co $6,877.76 

Interest, due June 10 2,125.00 

Balance $1,752.76 

Mrs. Bryan also made a request for Mrs. 
Ransdell in reference to the books used in the 
office of the Treasurer General, that if any 
changes are to be made therein the matter be 
left with, the Auditor, Auditing and Finance 
Committees and the Treasurer General, cov- 
ered by the following motion, presented by 
Mrs. M. E. S. Davis, seconded by Mrs. C. A. 
Thomas and carried: 

''The Treasurer General requests the 
Finance Committee to ask the National 
Board of Management to refer all changes 
and ' recommendation of changes in the 
books in the Treasurer General's office to 
the Auditor, Auditing and Finance Com- 
mittees and the Treasurer General, with 
power to act on the same. I move that 
this request be granted. '-' 
Mrs. M. E. S. Davis brought to the atten- 
tion of the committee the matter of all moneys 
passing through the hands of the Treasurer 
General (in accordance with ruling of the so- 
ciety), which she stated was not being done 
in several instances, citing the eases. A great 
deal of discussion took place in connection 
with this and it was proven that in one or two 
of these cases it was impossible to follow this 
ruling. It was decided iu connection with 
Patriotic Educational Funds, all of which do 
not pass through the Treasurer General's hands, 
that a circular letter sent to the chapters re- 
questing their co-operation in this matter might 
he helpful. 

Mrs. Mary S. Lockwood made a motion cov- 
ering this which was seconded by Mrs. Eliza 
P. Leary, and carried: 

' ' That the Treasurer General be author- 
ized to send out a circular letter asking all 
chapters that contribute to Patriotic Edu- 
cation to send to the Treasurer General all 
contributions in order that a permanent 
record may be kept of money contributed 
for this purpose, and the chapters be cred- 
ited with the amount they have given." 
Vouchers have been approved for the months 
°f April and May to the amount of $17,265.72. 
The largest items included in this amount were : 
Pay Roll: 
Clerical $4,622.69 

Special Stenographic 
Services. Committees, 

etc. ..'. 327.20 

Extra Clerical and Sten- 
ographic for 23rd Con- 
gress 451.13 $5,401.02 

Employees of Hall, including ex- 
tra services for 23rd Congress.. 1,145.77 

Patriotic Education 966.00 

Postage, including stamped envelopes 
for National Officers, State Re- 
gents and Committees 771.56 

Daughters of the American Revo- 
lution Magazine, Salaries of Edi- 
tors. and expenses of publication.. 2,873.00 

Real Daughters' Support 704.00 

I recommend that the action of the Finance 
Committee, as shown by the motions made and 
carried, be confirmed by the National Board 
of Management. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Mrs. George M.) M. L. Sternberg, 

The adoption of the Report of Chairman of 
Finance Committee was moved by Mrs. Oullop, 
seconded by Mrs. Ransdell and carried. 

Recommendations from the Executive Com- 
mittee were presented, and on motion of Mrs. 
Sternberg, seconded by Mrs. Hogan, it was 
carried that the recommendation of the Ex- 
ecutive Committee he accepted. (That reports 
of National Officers as given at Congress shall 
be printed only in the "Proceedings of Con- 
gress" and thdt Chairmen of Committees shall 
■request in no case over 200 duplicate copies of 
their reports as printed in the " Proceedings of 
Congress." Mrs. Sinallwood, Mrs. Boyle, Mrs. 

Also carried on motion of Mrs. Lockwood, 
seconded by Mrs. Wood, that we accept the 
recommendation of the Executive Committee. 
(That ice express our esteem personally for 
Miss Agnes Gerald, and our appreciation of her 
faithful service and loyalty rendered while a 
clerk in the Society of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution, and our willingness that 
whenever a vacancy occurs in our clerical force 
her application shall receive favorable consider- 
ation. Mrs. Smallwoodj Mrs. Lockwood.) 

The report of the Auditing Committee was 
read by the Vice Chairman, Mrs. Wanamaker, 
as follows: 


Report of Auditing Committee 

The President General and Members of the 

National Board, N. S. D. A. R.: 

Your Auditing Committee met and went over 
the reports of the Auditor for the months of 
April and May, 1914, also the Treasurer Gen- 
eral's report from March 31, 1913 to May 27, 

All moneys received have been accounted for, 


the Petty Cash funds of the Treasurer Gen- 
eral's office and the Business Office have been 
counted, cashed checks and vouchers found to 
the fall amount, the stamped envelopes agreed 
with the inventory of envelopes, and the Fi- 
nance Book reconciled with the accounts of the 
Treasurer General. 

Kespect fully submitted, 
(Mrs. George C.) Sophie C. Hall, 
(Mrs. W. H-.) Ellen F. Wanamaker, 

Vice Chairman. 

Moved by Mrs. Eansdell, seconded by Mrs. 
Buel, and carried, that the report of the Audit- 
ing Committee be accepted. 

The report of the Committee on Building and 
Grounds was then presented by the Vice Chair- 
man, Miss Fletcher : 

Report of Building and Grounds 

Madam President General and Members of the 

Board : 

The Building and Grounds Committee is glad 
to report that, in compliance with the terms 
of the contract ordered by the Board at the 
November, 1913, meeting, the work of renew- 
ing the skylight on the roof has been started. 

The workmen are removing the old skylight 
and inserting the new material, section by sec- 
tion, so that no large area shall remain uncov-. 
ered to subject the interior of the building to 
the harmful effects of possible rains. 

During the past year the Superintendent has 
made frequent and careful investigation of the 
cause of the leaks — which have from time to 
time disfigured the walls and ceilings of a num- 
ber of rooms in the hall — and he has, at last, 
definitely reported to this Committee that the 
leakage is caused by the seepage of melted 
snow through the stone copings around the 
South and North porticos and the East porte 

The copper flashing around the porticos, 
which form the gutters for the conducting of 
rain and melted snow to the upright pipes, does 
not run up on the stone coping at all in some 
cases, and is in no place higher than three 
inches. Consequently, during a heavy snow, 
this flashing does not extend high enough to 
guard the masonry against the snow and ice 
which accumulate in the gutters. To correct 
this, two things are necessary — the copper flash- 
ing must be raised to a height of ten inches, 
and the fifteen holes or outlets that are cut 
in the lower stones of the coping must be en- 
larged from three inches to ten. 

Since, in the event of your ordering the work 
done, the copper work would have to be under- 
taken by one firm, and the stone work by an- 
other, we have prepared two recommendations, 
which are as follows: 

Recommendation No. 1. 

That the copper repair work around the por- 
ticos be ordered at a cost of $312.00, as per 

Recommendation No. 2. 

That the stone work on the portico be or- 
dered at a cost of about $310.00, as per con- 

As the Board is no doubt aware, the Manor 
House Chapter of the District of Columbia has 
had in contemplation for one year, as a me- 
morial to Mrs. Madison Ballinger, the gift of a 
relic case for the museum. 

After a thorough search for the case best 
adapted to this purpose, and with the approval 
of the Revolutionary Relics Committee, they 
have found a case which not only will be* their 
gift, but will be a unit for future cases. It is 
the type used in the National Museum, and is, 
undoubtedly, the most suitable that can be se- 

In order to install the case, it will be neces- 
sary to raise the side lights in the Museum a 
trifle if good proportions are to be considered 
and the beauty of the room maintained. This 
can be done at practically no cost at all by 
the Superintendent, and without any marring 
of the walls. 

Consequently, we present: 

Recommendation No. 3. 

That the consent of the Board be given tc 
this Committee to raise the side lights in the 

From time to time Statuary has been pre 
seated to the Society by both States and in 
dividuals. Each piece, so far as we can ascer 
tain, was placed temporarily in the building 
wherever it seemed most convenient at the tin''*. 
of its receipt. We can find no rulings whicl 
deal with the question of the permanent p!ae 
ing of any of these pieces. 

The Building and Grounds Committee con 
eeived the idea of collecting them all in th< 
lobby until such time as a final position coul 
be found for them. We, therefore, present : 

Recommendation No. 4. 

That, for the present, all pieces of Statuan 
be placed in the lobby. 

In view of the fact that in a number of in 
stances, lately, gifts of Statuary and bas-relief; 
have been rejected by the Art Critic Committee 
we present for your consideration: 

Recommendation No. 5. 

That gifts of Statuary and bas-reliefs b« 
submitted in plaster form to the Art Critn 
Committee for its approval, before the finishei 
gift is made. 

The messenger, LeCount Woodson, in the em 
ploy of the Society, has become proficient h 
the use of the Flexotype printing machine 
owned by the Society, and is able to satisfac 



torily combine his work as messenger with that 
of printer. We, therefore, present: 

Recommendation No. 6. 
That the salary of LeCount Woodson be ad- 
vanced to $40.00 per month. 

Feeling that there should be some special 
fund from which to draw for renewals or re- 
pairs within the auditorium from time to time, 
we offer: 

Recommendation No. 7. 
That the money paid for "wear and tear" 
on the building, by parties using the Audi- 
torium, be set aside as a Special Fund for re- 
pairs or renewals. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Hilda Fletcher, 
Vice Chairman, Building and Grounds Com. 

Moved by Mrs. Reynolds, seconded by Mrs. 
Brumbaugh and Miss Crowell, and carried, that 
the report of the Building and Groun-ds Com- 
mittee be accepted with its recommendations. 

The question of the seating of the Vice State 
Regent of Arizona, was brought up, and the 
President General stated that by vote of Con- 
gress this had been referred to the Board and 
by the Board referred to the constitutional law- 
yer; that the lawyer had not been able to 
ascertain all the facts regarding the residence 
of the State Vice Regent — that whatever the 
law was the Board would have to accept. It 
was, therefore, moved by Mrs. Day, seconded 
by Mr3. Lockwood, and carried, that we accept 
the verdict of the Constitutional lawyer upon 
the matter of Mrs. Barnes as State Vice Eegent 
of Arizona. 

The report of the Editor of Lineage Books 
was then read by Mrs. Orton, who was serving 
as Recording Secretary General pro tern: 
Report of Editor of Lineage Book 
Madam President General and Members of 

the National Board of Management: 

I feel my first report as Editor in Chief of 
the Lineage Book should be confined to what I 
have done in the past rather than my future 
plans. . 

There is a general "hue and cry" for speed, 
more clerks, more books, but they do not real- 
ize that speed now would make the books with- 
out value. The time is not far distant when 
this can safely be done, as registration is now 
improving and additional ancestors are now 
required to comply with the rules of the orig- 
inal papers. Where I can prove the record 
absolutely wrong, the number is left vacant 
a *id I was encouraged to find in. my last volume 
only thirty vacant numbers while the one pre- 
vious had fifty-two. 

Since commencing this work in 1396, I have 
compiled, edited and indexed fifty thousand 
soldiers, which I named the Roll of Honor. 
When you consider the Revolutionary soldier is 

traceil to his family and his locality, how su- 
perior this is to the list of names published by 
States and other societies. The Daughters may 
consider this slow, but I was told by experts in 
the Newbury Library, in Chicago, that no man 
has ever contributed more data per year. The 
errors are comparatively few and the Errata 
published to distribute at the last Congress com- 
prises everything brought to our attention up 
to date. It was my ambition to make this a 
standard work which would be recognized and 
I have succeeded. If you could read the favor- 
able criticisms from high authority you would 
be proud. I have built the cellar and the struc- 
ture and my successors will be able to make 
more rapid progress and they will find my de- 
cisions in regard to false records on file in my. 

I first edited pension records without going 
to the Pension Office, but I soon found that 
was dangerous as there were often two men 
by the same name in the same county who re- 
ceived a pension. The result is that there are 
now seven volumes with over eleven hundred of 
my pension records, bound in our Library. 
Through these pension records I am able to add 
often pen pictures in these volumes, a3 I am 
doing in the present volume in regard to John 
Barry. A dramatic, well written diary was 
filed with the papers of a midshipman, who 
sailed on the Alliance, with Barry. Ke tells of 
the bravery of the commander who was severely 
wounded in the battle with the privateers when 
eleven of the crew were killed and many 

In justice to the Harrisburg Publishing Com- 
pany, I should tell you we are indebted to Mr. 
MeAlarney, whose wife is a Daughter, for many 
favors. Our contract made for publishing the 
Lineage Book has held good since 1896 to date, 
notwithstanding, paper and labor has increased 
so much that recent bids from other houses are 
two hundred dollars in excess of what we pay. 
Our contract was for four hundred pages and 
I have been able to condense the records so as 
not to overrun it. 

In conclusion, will say, I need but one clerk 
to assist me but she must be trained for 
this work, and I would ask that the one in the 
office of Historian General at this present 
time be detailed to me, whose salary shall be 
at least seventy-five dollars a month, thus in- 
suring me the services of an expert clerk. 

Sarah Hall Johnston, 
Editor of Lineage Book. 

The President General stated that it was un- 
derstood that, the application for tho detailing 
of a elerk for the Editor of the Lineage Book 
would go through the regular channels. On 
motion of Mrs. Sternberg, seconded by Mrs. 
Day, it was carried, that the report of the Edi- 
tor of Lineage Book be accepted. 


Mrs. Guernsey then read the following letter 
from Mrs. Swormstedt: 

To the Members of the Board of Management, 
N. S. D. A. R.: 

I comply gladly with your request to apolo- 
gize for the so-called * ''anonymous" circular 
both to you and to Miss Finch, as many mean- 
ings have been read into it that were never my 
intention. I fully intended it as a part of tho 
written statement I planned to make to Con- 
gress, and they were circulated prematurely, 
absolutely without my knowledge. 

My figures were taken from the Treasurer's 
reports which evidently were incomplete, and 
the question of bonding was only in accordance 
with the rule that "all handling money should 
be bonded, " and was intended to apply to all 
future chairmen and not personally to the pres- 
ent one alone. 

In no pkice nor in any way was it my desire 
to reflect upon the present Chairman whose la- 
bors and difficulties I fully appreciate. 
Very sincerely yours, 

Mabel G. Swosmstedt. 

The Registrar General presented one more 
name for membership, and the Secretary wa3 
empowered to cast the ballot for the admission 
of this member, and the Secretary announced 
that the ballot had been cast. 

Mrs. Lockwood referred to the fact that the 
year before the question of making a duplicate 
eopy of the ancestors' index had been brought 
up, and she, therefore, moved that Miss Wilson 
be -detailed during the summer to make a dupli- 
cate copy of the ancestors' index, and to h-ave 
the assistance of one of the clerks in the Eegis- 
trar General's office when the Registrar Gen- 
eral finds she can spare the services of a clerk. 
This was seconded by Mrs. Kansdell and car- 

The Chairman of the Magazine Committee 
then reported that from the time the magazine 
had come under the supervision of the Com- 
mittee they had struggled with the advertise- 
ments with the idea that the members would 
be able to get advertisements, that while they 
had done eo to a certain point, it was not 
enough, and so bid3 had been requested from 
a number of advertising concerns or men with 
a view to determining what amount of commis- 
sion would have to be paid for the securing of 
advertising. This had been reported to the 
Magazine Committee the day before, and after 
considering the project, the Committee had 
passed the recommendation that the Chairman 
be empowered to enter into a contract with 
some advertising concern. 

On motion of Mrs. Guernsey, seconded by 
Mrs. Hogan, it was carried, that the Chairman 
of the Magazine be given authority by the 

Board to enter into a contract with an adver- 
tising agency to secure advertisements for the 

Moved by Mrs. Wood, seconded by Mrs. Rey- 
nolds, and carried, that Miss Finch's report be 

The following resolution was presented by 
Mrs. Augsbury from Mrs. Walworth: 

Memorial Continental Hall 

Washington, D. C, May, 1914. 

Whereas, An influential member of the "Citi- 
zens' Committee of One Hundred," of Wash- 
ington, D. C, has appealed to the Daughters 
of the American Revolution through their mag- 
azine to assist in efforts to carry out the plans 
of this city as approved by President George 
Washington and 

Whereas, We have erected here in the Capital 
City our memorial to the heroes and heroines 
of the Revolution in a "Memorial Continental 
Hall," which is also our home and official 
headquarters, thus having some claim to citizen- 
ship, and feeling such work to 'be in accord 
with the patriotic and historical purposes of 
our organization; therefore 

Resolved, That we, Daughters of the Ameri- 
can Revolution, will co-operate with the resi- 
dent citizens who are trying to make Washing- 
ton the most beautiful and unique Capital in 
the world, and to save it from a ruinous taxa- 
tion; by petitions to the Senators and Repre- 
sentatives of our several States, asking them 
to protect the laws under which its develop- 
ment has prospered for many years, and the 
President General is hereby authorized to ap- 
point a Committee. 

On motion of Mrs. Augsbury, seconded by 
Mrs. Sternberg, the adoption of the resolution 
in regard to the City of Washington was car- 

Mrs. Draper, Acting Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Constitution, presented the follow- 
ing recommendation: 

Madam President General and Members of the 

National Board of Management: 

The Committee authorized at the Twenty- 
third Congress to prepare the Constitution for 
the printer has completed its work, having met 
several times, examined carefully the Constitu- 
tion of 1912, the Revision, as presented to the 
Congress of 1914, and those portions of the 
stenographic copy of the Proceedings and the 
minutes as approved each day which referred 
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Vol. XLV. No. 2 and 3 

August-September, 1914 Whole No. 265-6 

The Treaty of Ghent 

By Nettie K. Gravett, Salida, Colorado 

The sentiments of public opinion one 
hundred years ago are so well preserved 
in the archives and libraries of Europe 
that it is difficult to ascertain real truths 
of the "War of 1812." There are such 
masses of literature, reports, records, all 
more or less shaded with political preju- 
dice or horribly mutilated with hatred 
and revenge. The war cloud which had 
enveloped all Europe was slowly lifting 
when trouble afresh broke out in Amer- 
ica. Old wounds from the War of In- 
dependence had never completely healed. 
The American doctrine of Impressment 
had been grossly abused by Great Britain 
and the two nations were again hand to 
hand in another conflict. 

On April 8, 1814, the American pa- 
pers reported the intelligence of the in- 
vasion of France by the Allies had been 
received at Washington, and had in- 
clined the members of the executive gov- 
ernment to more pacific measures. The 
President, on the 31st of March, sent a 
message to Congress recommending the 
repeal of the Embargo, and on the Gth 
of April, a bill passed the house of Rep- 
resentatives by a majority of 115 to 37 

for repealing the Non-importation Act 
and raising the embargo. No doubt was 
entertained of the concurrence of the 
Senate. Mr. Madison was also stated to 
have sent despatches of a nature decided- 
ly pacific to the American negotiators at 
Gottenburgh, with instructions not to in- 
sist on the American doctrine on the sub- 
ject of impressment. The place of ne- 
gotiation was announced to be Ghent, in 

Further reports in the European pa- 
pers of a little later date were as fol- 
lows: "The repeal of the Embargo and 
Non-iotereourse Act by the Government 
of the American States, which was gen- 
erally considered indicative of peace on 
the part of that country with Britain. 
Admiral Cochrane, commanding on the 
American station seems only to have 
viewed it as a measure of continuing 
hostilities against Canada. According- 
ly, on the 25th of April, he issued a 
proclamation declaring the entire eoast 
of the United States from Black Town 
to New Brunswick in a state of vigorous 
blockade, thus cutting off the supplies 
that the enemy meant to raise by means 
of neutral flags. 


"A powerful military and naval arma- the name and on the behalf of His 
ment is at the same time destined to act Majesty, 
against America, and an army of 20,- 
000 picked troops from the veteran 
force which has so long served in France 
and Spain under Lord Wellington, ac- 
companied with a suitable naval force, 
has already partly sailed from Bordeaux. 
This force is to be entirely independent 
of the troops in the Canadas, and is to 
be commanded by Lieut. Generals Lord 
Hill and Sir II. Clinton, assisted by 
Maj. Gens. Kempt, Sir E. Pakenham, 
Robinson and Barnes. But while these 
warlikepreparations are going on an at- 
tempt is still being made to restore peace 
between the two countries without this 
dreadful appeal to the sword, and the 
deputies some time since appointed by 
the American Government for that pur- 
pose have proceeded to Ghent, in Fland- 
ers, where they will be met by the pleni- 
potentiaries from the Court of Great 

June, 1814. 

For several months the war waged 
purely on land and with the British suf- 
fering the most terrific losses. When 
the announcement of a Treat}' of Peace 
was received with joy by both sides and 
the world at large. 

"The following notification of the 
Treaty of Ghent was forwarded to the 
Lord Mayor about 4 o'clock yesterday 
afternoon : 

"Foreign Office, Dec. 26, 1814. 

"My Lord: 

"I have the honor to acquaint your 
Lordship that Mr. Baker has arrived at 
this office from Ghent with the intelli- 
gence that a Treaty of Peace was signed 
between His Majesty and the United 
States of America, by the respective 
plenipotentiaries of that place on the 
24th inst. 

"It is at the same time my duty to 
acquaint your Lordship that it is under- 
stood by the treaty, that hostilities will 
cease as soon as it shall have been rati- 
fied by the President of the United 
States as well as the Prince Regent in 

"I have the honour to be, etc., 

To the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor. 

The signing of the Treaty by the 
Prince Regent was quietly and deliber- 
ately done, and Mr. Baker was on his 
way to Plymouth before the public 
knew anything about the act. 

Tuesday, Jan. 3. Two O 'Clock. 

It was not we now understand till 
Saturday evening that Mr. Baker set 
off for Plymouth to embark on board 
the Favorite Corvette for America, with 
the ratification of the Treaty of Peace. 
Mr. Kay, the messenger, goes with him, 
and the government have handsomely 
permitted Mr. Carroll, the American 
gentleman, who carries out the de- 
spatches of the American Commissioners 
with their duplicates of the Treaty to 
go on the same ship. 

By the Treaty it is agreed that im- 
mediately on the exchange of the rati- 
fications at Washington, orders should 
be sent out to the armies, squadrons, of- 
ficers, subjects and citizens, of the two 
parties to cease their hostilities, and that 
all vessels and effects which may be 
taken after the space of twelve days 
from the said ratification upon all parts 
of the Coast of North America from the 
latitude of 50 degrees North, and as far 
eastward in the Atlantic Ocean as the 
36th degree of West Longitude, from 
the Meridian of Greenwich, shall be re- 
stored on each side, that the time shall 
be thirty days in all other parts of the 
Atlantic Ocean North of the Equinoctial 
line or Equator, and the same time for 
the British and Irish Channels, for the 
Gulf of Mexico and all parts of the West 
Indies; forty days for the North Seas, 
for the Baltic and all parts of the Medi- 
terranean; sixty days for the Atlantic 
Ocean South of the Equator as far as 
the latitude of Cape of Good Hope; 
ninety days for every other part of the 
World South of the Equator; and one 
hundred and twenty days for all other 
parts of the World without exception. 



The only point of boundary left to 
the Commissioners to settle by the 
Treaty of Ghent is that a direct line 
may be drawn from New Brunswick to 
Quebec. The tract North of Penobscot 
Bay is that which will probably be 
ceded to Great Britain. It is of little 
value except for its timber, and we be- 
lieve a considerable part of it is the 
property of Mr. Baring. 

The article with respect to the East 
Indies requires explanation. It is un- 
derstood that American shipping are to 
be excluded from British Settlements to 
the Cape of Good Hope. 

With respect to the Newfoundland 
fishery it is said, the restriction does 
not go to the catching of fish on the 
banks, but to the curing them on the 
shores of Newfoundland. 

Foreign Office, Mar. 14, 1814. 

The Hon. Captain Maude, of his Maj- 
esty's Ship Favourite, arrived at this of- 
fice at half-past nine last night, being 
the bearer of the Ratification by the 
President and Senate of the United 
States of America, of the Treaty of 
Peace, concluded at Ghent, between his 
Majesty and the said United States, on 
the 24th of December last. 

His Brittanic Majesty and the United 
States of America, desirous of terminat- 
ing the war which has unhappily sub- 
sisted between the two countries, and of 
restoring, upon principles of perfect 
reciprocity, peace, friendship and good 
understanding between them, have for 
that purpose appointed their respective 
Plenipotentiaries, that is to say, his 
Britannic Majesty on his part, has ap- 
pointed the Right Hon. James, Lord 
Gambier, late Admiral of the "White, now 
Admiral of the Red Squadron of his 
Fleet; H. Coulburn, Esq., a Member of 
* the Imperial Parliament and Under- 
Secretary of State, and William Adams, 
Esq., Doctor of Civil Laws — and the 
President of the United States, by and 
with the advice and consent of the Sen- 
ate thereof has appointed J. Q. Adams, 
J. A. Bayard, H. Clay, J. Russell and 
A. Gallatin, citizens of the United States, 

who after reciprocal communication ot 
their respective full powers agreed upon 
the full contents of the Treaty. 

"In faith whereof, we, the respective 
Plenipotentiaries, have signed this 
Treaty and have thereto affixed our 
seals. Done in triplicate at Ghent, the 
twenty-fourth day of December, one 
thousand eight and fourteen. 

(LS) Gambier 

(LS) H. Coulburn 

(LS) Wm. Adams 

(LS) J. A. Bayard 

(LS) H. Clay 

(L S) Joh. Russell 

(LS) Albert Gallatin. 

The Ratifications of the Treaty were 
duly exchanged at Washington, at 
eleven p. m. on the 17th ultimo. 

London — The Park guns were fired 
yesterday evening at half-past five 
o'clock, on the ratification of the Treaty 
of Peace with America. 

By his Royal Highness, the Prince of 
Wales, regent of the United Kingdom 
of Great Britain and Ireland, in the 
name and on the behalf of his Majesty. 

"A Proclamation. 
George, P. R. 

Whereas, a Treaty of Peace and 
Friendship between his Majesty and 
the United States of America, hath been 
concluded at Ghent on the 24th day of 
December last, and the ratifications 
thereof have been duly exchanged: in 
conformity thereunto. We have thought 
fit, in the name and on the behalf of 
his Majesty, hereby to command that 
the same be published throughout all 
his majesty's dominions, and we do de- 
clare to all his Majesty's loving sub- 
jects our will and pleasure, that the 
said Treaty of Peace and Friendship 
be observed inviolably as well by sea 
as land and in all places whatsoever, 
strictly charging and commanding all 
his Majesty's loving subjects to take 
notice thereof and to conform them- 
selves thereunto accordingly. 

Given at the Court at Carlton-House, 
the 17th day of March, 1815; in the 
55th year of his Majesty's reign. 


Comments on the Treaty 

The masses in Great Britain were dis- 
satisfied with the terms of the Treaty. 

The restoration of peaee between two 
nations so closely united in origin and 
essential interests as Great Britain and 
America, might naturally be expected 
to be hailed with sentiments of general 
approbation : yet it must be confessed 
that the news of Monday afternoon did 
not appear to excite much satisfaction. 
What was understood to be the terms of 
the Treaty left a cloud on every brow. 
And even the funds which at first begun 
to experience some slight improvement, 
declined again in the course of the day. 
The flagrant breathes of good faith ex- 
hibited by the American government 
in its publications pending the negotia- 
tions inclined individuals to view any 
stipulation in a suspicious light. Regret 
that the war had closed without wiping 
out our naval and military disgraces— 
the painful anticipation of vulgar and 
insolent triumph from adversaries on 
whom we had looked down with con- 
tempt — the certainty that we should be 
considered both in America and Europe 
as partly beaten and partly intimidated 
into the pacification. These were among 
the thoughts which added poignancy to 
every reflection on the Treaty and cre- 
ated a general unwillingness to believe 
that it would undergo ratification. 

"Will the Treaty tend to diminish our 
public expense 1 Far from it. We 
must display a more formidable mili- 
tary force than ever yet appeared on 
American shores, unless we mean to lay 
ourselves at the mercy of a cabinet 
whose chicanery and utter destitution 
of honor and principle are notorious, 
as that bitter and undisputable hatred 
that they bear to our very name. 

For our own parts, we confess that 
we built much the malignity of those 
passions by which our adversaries are 
instigated, and which even their obnox- 
ious interest may lead the Congress 
(whose acquiesence is necessary to peace 
or war by the American Constitution) 

to present the ratification. Without 
entering into the details of the Treaty 
we confess that we anxiously look to 
its non-ratification, because we hope the 
opportunity will be afforded to our 
brave season to retire from the contest 
— not as they now are beaten and dis- 
graced; not with the loss of that trident 
which Nelson, when dying, placed in 
his country's grasp; not having the ma- 
rine laurel on the unworthy brows of 
a Rodgers; but with an ample and full 
revenge for the captures of the Guer- 
riere, the Macedonian and the Java and. 
the numerous other ships that have been 
surrendered on the ocean, besides the 
whole flotillas destroyed on Lake Erie 
and Lake Champlain. Let us not de- 
ceive ourselves. These victories have 
given birth to a spirit which if not 
checked will in a few years create an 
American Navy truly formidable. They 
have excited in other nations, who fool- 
ishly envy our maritime preponderance, 
an undissembled joy at beholding our 
course so powerfully arrested. Perhaps 
it would not be asserting too much to 
say that they have detracted as much 
from the opinion of our strength by sea 
as the victories of Wellington have 
enhanced our strength by land. 

.As to the opinion that peace with 
America is necessary to preserve our 
European influence, anybody may see 
that political weight and influence can 
never be gained by submission, by aban- 
doning what we propose as a sine qua 
now, by waiving all questions on our 
disputed maritime rights, or by patch- 
ing up a hollow peace, at the very mo- 
ment when our adversary is doubling 
his military force, and threatening to 
push the war into our provinces. Let 
us supppose that the Duke of Welling- 
ton, with an adequate force had landed 
in America six months ago and had em- 
ployed that period as he no doubt would 
have employed under such circum- 
stances. We ask whether our minister 
at the Congress at Vienna would nol 
have been listened to with fully as great 
deference in communicating the results 



of such a campaign as he will be when 
he relates the contents of the Treaty 
of Ghent. 

Extracts from editorial in London 
' * Times/' December 28, 1814. The 
"Times" then as it today was the lead- 
ing, paper of Great Britain. 

The "Times" at this time was pub- 
lished daily and sold at 6% d (13 cts.) 
per copy. London, 
London, Tuesday, December 29, 1814. 

Yesterday being a holyday no busi- 
ness was transacted at the Bank or 
Stock Exchange, it was impossible to 
determine whether any further depres- 
sion would affect the Funds from the 
general dissatisfaction at the Treaty 
with America. Probably the Stocks 
may somewhat recover as is common 
when the first impression of ill news 
wears off; but still public credit must 
eventually suffer; for it is the general 
opinion that nothing but the proba- 
bility of a new war in Europe could 
have occasioned the disgraceful com- 
promise of our transatlantic quarrel. 
Unable as we are to penetrate 
the thick veil that hangs over the 
negotiations at Vienna, it is not for 
us to say, what dark machinations 
against the honor and interests of Eng- 
land may be brewing there, but urgent 
and serious indeed must those dangers 
be if they touch us closer than the de- 
feats which we have received by sea 
and land from the once despised arms 
of America. It may suit party-writers 
to make light of such considerations. 
The Ministerialist may affect to forget 
that the British flag was ever struck to 
the American. The Oppositionist may 
tell you that in spite of "national hu- 
miliation" and "discredit brought on 
the country" he "rejoices" because 
"Ministers have humbled themselves to 
dust." With the principles which we 
have uniformly maintained — with a 
jealous affection for the interest of the 
country, and for that which is its best 
interests, its honor- -each of these 
modes is alike inconsistent. It is in- 
consistent to deny that our naval repu- 

tation has been blasted in this short 
but disastrous war. It is inconsistent 
with the spirit and feelings of English- 
men not to regret that the means of 
retrieving that reputation are cut off 
by a primitive and inglorious peace. 
Is this a "personal hate and revenge 
against Mr. Madison"" Is it a wish to 
"make war in the spirit of personal 
malice and vengeance 1 ;" Oh! no. It 
is far different, a far higher sentiment, 
a feeling innate in English bosoms, 
which teaches us that for the loss of 
honor there is no reparation. Therefore 
once more we say that we anxiously 
look for the non-ratification of this 
deadly instrument. We trust that it 
has not been ratified by the Prince Re- 
gent except that the American govern- 
ment shall solemnly retract the insult 
contained in Mr. Monroe's letter. That 
insult is a new offence subsequent to 
and cancelling all the obligations im- 
posed on us by the Treaty. Who can 
accept an apology accompanied with 
gestures of contempt and defiance? But 
it is said that the President may not 
ratify the Treaty. It is not likely be- 
cause it was concluded in conformity 
with his own instructions. If the Con- 
scription law should fail, if the doubling 
of the taxes should prove ineffectual, 
if the internal divisions and disaffec- 
tions of the States should increase, Mr. 
Madison will no doubt favor us with 
a ratification; but these very circum- 
stances will only aggravate the evident 
impolicy of the Treaty on our part. 
Should a different state of things pre- 
sent itself, he will probably imitate the 
conduct of Mr. Jefferson, who, receiv- 
ing a treaty signed and sealed, sucked 
out the very marrow of it and threw 
us back a mere dry bone. We allude 
to the Treaty of 1807, which as con- 
cluded by the American Negotiators in 
this country, contained an express recog- 
nition of the known and established law 
of nations respecting the confiscation 
of enemies' property on board a neutral 
ship. Seven months after this Treaty 
was sent to Mr. Jefferson for ratifies- 


tion, he returned it with these essential 
clauses struck out. This example teaches 
us two lessons. It instructs us not to 
rely on an American President's ratifi- 
cation; and it further points out the 
necessity of stimulating his speedy de- 
cision. (( Hostilities are not to he sus- 
pended." This point of the treaty at 
least we hope will be religiously at- 
tended to by the government. Let us 
yet see one of our first Generals sent 
out. Let us yet behold a British force 
in America, capable yet of intimidat- 
ing Madison and his Congress. Let us 
yet hope to see the war concluded with 
one blow, that may "not only chastise 
the savages into present peace, but make 
a lasting impression on their future 

Tuesday, January 8. 

The American Treaty, dated Ghent, 
December 24, consists of 11 articles, the 
11th and last Art. XL This Treaty, 
when the same shall have been ratified 
on both sides without alterations by 
either of the Contracting Powers and 
the ratification mutually exchanged, 
shall be binding on both parties and 
the ratifications shall be exchanged at 
Washington in the space of four months 
from this date or sooner, if practicable. ' ' 

The words "without alteration by 
either of the Contracting Powers" in 
this article are a departure from the 
usual form. 

The Peace with America will not oc- 
casion any relaxation in our vigorous 
preparations. Men of war for the 
American station are still fitting at 
Portsmouth and Plymouth and orders 
have been received to prepare trans- 
ports for a considerable body of troops 
for American service. 

A squadron of the 14th Light Dra- 
goons arrived at Portsmouth on Satur- 
day to embark for America from Wey- 
mouth. The 52nd Kegiment march in 
for the same purpose this day and to- 
morrow, various other corps are expected. 
There are sufficient transports ready 
to embark 10,000. 

"Edinburgh Review" 
December, 1314. 

America is destined at all events to 
become a great and powerful nation. 
In less than a century she must have 
a population of at least 70 or 80 mil- 
lions. War cannot prevent, or retard 
this natural multiplication. All these 
people will speak English and will live 
under free governments, whether repub- 
lican or monarchial and will be indus- 
trious, well educated and civilized. 
Within no great distance of time per- 
haps in the life time of the coming gen- 
eration, America will be one of the most 
powerful and important nations of the 
world; and her friendship and com- 
merce will be more valued and of greater 
consequence, in all probability, than 
that of any one European State. * * * 
Why We Should have Peace 
(Scots Magazine) 

The negotiations (at Ghent) have hap- 
pily terminated in a Treaty of Peace. 
This intelligence is truly gratifying and 
may be regarded as the consummation 
of those great events which have already 
taken place on the Continent of Europe. 
Without the restoration of universal 
peace, those events indeed formed an 
unfinished story, but now the piece is 
complete the curtain is fairly dropped 
and we hope it will be long before the 
managers of the European drama will 
entertain their subjects with the bloody 
tragedy of a new war. The truth is 
that the American war was virtually 
at an end with the European war. It 
was a branch of the main quarrel, and 
naturally ceased with the source from 
which it arose. Great Britain and 
America differed in their respective ca- 
pacities of neutral and belligerent 
powers. These differences derived all 
their interest from war in which alone 
it was that the privileges connected with 
them could be exercised it was evidently 
useless to continue a new war for the 
exercise of certain rights that peace ren- 
dered nugatory. It has been urged in- 
deed that it would have been polite to 
have framed settled sy&tem of maritime 




law for the government of neutral and 
belligerent powers in future wars. But 
supposing which is very likely that botli 
parties maintained their respective 
views of public law what was to be done 1 
Were we to continue fighting for certain 
abstract principles in the law of nations 
of no immediate use in practice? Were 
we to involve ourselves in a present war, 
that we might avoid a war at some 
future period? And but observed that 
though we had even forced the Ameri- 
cans to accede to our view of the ques- 
tion what security had we that they 
would not the very next war in which 

we were involved in Europe, seize the 
opportunity of resisting our maritime- 
claims? In short the propriety of waiv- 
ing the discussion of those embarrassing 
questions when the two parties had lost 
their respective character of neutral and 
belligerent, cannot well be questioned. 
In this respect the road to peace was so 
open and direct that it could hardly 
have been missed. Respecting the other 
points in discussion it was hardly pos- 
sible that they could have produced a 
continuance of war, for they were not 
the essential to the happiness and pros- 
perity of either country. 

D. A. R. Day at Chautauqua 

The celebration of D. A. R. Day at 

Chautauqua under the auspices of the 
Chautauqua Circle, D. A. R., on July 
22, the tenth anniversary of the organi- 
zation of Chautauqua Circle, was a great 
success. There was a very large attend- 
ance of Daughters from the chapters 
near and in Chautauqua. In the- mem- 
bership of the Circle there are repre- 
sentatives from chapters north and 
south, east and west. 

The first event of the day was the 
luncheon given in honor of Mrs. William 
Cumming Story, President General, at 
the Hotel Athenaeum. Covers were laid 
for 170 on the veranda of the hotel over- 
looking the lake, and the affair was ex- 
ceedingly pleasant. 

At the close of the luncheon, the mem- 
bers of the Society marched to the Am- 
phitheater, where they took their places 
in the section which had been reserved 
for them in the front of the hall. They 
were taken in charge and escorted to 
their seats by the following pages : Miss 
Laura Davis, Chautauqua, Head Page; 
Miss Dorothy Smallwood, Washington, 
D. C, and Miss Carrie E. Van Keuren, 
of; Florida, President General's pages 
appointed at the Twenty-third Conti- 
nental Congress of the D. A. R. held in 
1914; Miss Lela Howard, Washington, 
D. C; Miss Frances Woodbridge, Du- 


luth, Minn. ; Miss Jessie Guernsey, Inde- 
pendence, Kan, ; Miss Rachel Miller, New 
York City; Miss Dorothy Grieth, Chi- 
cago, 111. ; Miss Maynett Stewart, Niagara 
Falls. N. Y.; Miss Ruth Thompson, Dun- 
kirk, NY. 

Miss Smallwood and Miss Yan Keu- 
ren accompanied the President General 
and her party to the platform. Those 
who were seated on the platform were: 
Director Arthur E. Bestor, Chautauqua; 
Mrs. William Cumming Story, Presi- 
dent General, New York City; Mrs. 
Adrian W, McCoy, President Chautau- 
qua Circle ; Mrs, Eli Trott, Bronx Chap- 
ter, Mount Vernon, N. Y. ; Miss M. T. 
Nye, Nathaniel Woodhull Chapter, New 
York City ■ Mrs. L. H. Fassett, Venango 
Chapter, Franklin, Pa., Mrs. M. S. 
Davis, Gen. Joseph Warren Chapter, 
Warren, Pa. ; Mrs. S. Hamilton Day, 
Chautauqua, Jamestown Chapter; Mrs. 
Anthony Wayne Cook, Brookville, Pa., 
State Vice Regent of Pennsylvania; Miss 
Florence G. Finch, New York City, Na- 
tional Chairman, D. A. R. Magazine 
Committee: Mrs. William D. Todd. Re- 
gent, General Joseph Warren Chapter, 
Warren, Pa. ; Mrs. George T. Smallwood, 
Vice President General, Patriots Mem- 
orial Chapter, Washington, D. C: Mrs. 
Florence L. Gill, Columbus Chapter, Co- 
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N. Y.; Mrs. Stella F. Broadhead, Regent, 
Jamestown Chapter, Jamestown, N. Y. : 
Mrs. James V. Mint on, Regent, Fatter- 
son Chapter, Westficld, .N. Y. ; Mrs. 
George T. Guernsey, Slate Regent, In- 
dependence, Kan. 

Preceding the D. A. R. Day exercises 
in the Amphitheater, a patriotic conceit 
was given under the direction of Mr. 
Alfred Hallam, a feature being the first 
concert appearance of the Chautauqua 
Junior Choir. 

Following the concert, Mr. Bestor de- 
livered an address of welcome, saying in 

It is indeed a pleasure to extend on 
behalf of Chautauqua a hearty welcome 
to the Daughters of the American Revo- 
lution on this your day. 

We welcome you to a place rich in 
traditions and historical associations. 
The very name "Chautauqua" carries 
one very far back into Indian lore. There 
are three traditions of the origin of the 
name. One comes from the peculiar for- 
mation into an upper and lower lake 
and this would give to the name the 
meaning "Bag tied in the middle." A 
second tradition is that a young Indian 
girl having partaken of certain roots 
went down to the shore of the lake to 
drink and disappeared; this tradition 
makes Chautauqua mean "The place 
where the girl disappeared." Another 
well authenticated tradition gives an in- 
sight into the use of Chautauqua Lake 
as the easiest portage between the Mis- 
sissippi River and the great lakes ; a war 
party of Senecas passing through the 
lake caught a fish, presumably the Chau- 
tauqua Lake muscalonge; they threw it 
into their canoe and when they launched 
the canoe on the waters of Lake Erie 
found the fish alive; they tossed it into 
the lake and years afterward the fish be- 
.gan to appear in Lake Erie; this tradi- 
tion makes Chautauqua mean, "The 
place where the fish was taken out." 

We welcome you as an organization 
because of the large and important work 
which you have already done. The 

marking of historical sites, the preserva- 
tion of records, the acquiring of build- 
ings related to important historical 
events are all alike important in the de- 
velopment of true patriotism. 

We welcome you because it is only 
through organization such as yours that 
a great national consciousness is to be 

We welcome you because in the pres- 
ence of your charming and distinguished 
President General we add one more to 
the number of distinguished women 
who have given fame and authority to 
this platform during the past forty 

Mrs. Adrian W. McCoy, of Meadville, 
Pa., w T as then introduced by Director 
Bestor as President of the Chautauqua 
Circle of the D. A. R, and on behalf of 
the Circle Mrs. McCoy said: 

The Chautauqua Circle of the Daugh- 
ters of the American Revolution wel- 
comes our President General, our Na- 
tional and State officers, our State Re- 
gents, and the lay members of the or- 
ganization from everywhere to beautiful 
Chautauqua. I hope I shall be pardoned 
for dwelling upon the beauties of the 
place, but it is only natural for those 
of us who were born within this county, 
or those of us who have been here nearly 
every season since the beginning, to love 
Chautauqua. That something, the Chau- 
tauqua spirit, if you will, the something 
that holds together people of many na- 
tions and professions for the betterment 
of one another and of all mankind — 
that spirit prompted the Daughters of 
the American Revolution ten years ago 
to band themselves together. It was not 
possible to form a chapter, so the name 
given to the organization was "The 
Chautauqua Circle." They took for 
their motto, "One Country, One Flag." 
The Circle had for its object the promo- 
tion of sociability among the Daughters 
in Chautauqua, and the promotion of 

We believe that there can be no fitter 
place to engender the things for which 
the D. A. It. stands than Chautauqua. 


Our patriotism in the past has called 
for the sacrifice of the lives of our strong 
young men, and has called for great sac- 
rifices by our noble women. We hope 
that never again shall an American peo- 
ple be called to action on a bloody battle- 
field. We hope that the next proclama- 
tion will be a proclamation of peace 
signed by every nation in the world. 

. But though wars may grow less, there 
is still a work for he D. A. R. That is 
to stand for the best which our nation 
demands. We love our flag. It is a 
thing of beauty — this flag. Not because 
of its silken beauty — not because of its 
brilliant red, white and blue — not be- 
cause of its starry cluster — not because 
of its gleaming folds. But we love it 
because it is "the faith of childhood, the 
unison of strong, rejoicing millions, the 
splendor of a vision men have died for, 
the passion of a people vowed to free- 

After the applause following Mrs. Mc- 
Coy's address had ceased, Mr. Bestor led 
the audience- in giving Mrs. Story the 
famous Chautauqua, salute and then she 
spoke as follows: 

What heart could fail to respond to 
such an introduction, and to the wel- 
come of the white emblems of peace in 
your hands, following the splendid ref- 
erence to our national flag. I bring you 
the greeting of this organization of over 
80,000 women, and appropriately do I 
bring it to this place, to lovely Chau- 
tauqua. I feel honored to stand on this 
platform — honored by the men who have 
been here. In New York steps were taken 
that the place where Lincoln delivered 
the speech that assured his nomination 
for the presidency of the United States 
should be remembered, and there in 
Cooper Union is a tablet with these 
words of Lincoln: "Let us have faith 
that right makes might and in that faith, 
to the end let us dare to do our duty as 
we understand it." This spot has been 
made sacred by the men who have spoken 
here, by the people who have listened. 
This Ls ray spirit in standing before you 

I am impressed with Mr. Bestor 's in- 
troduction, with his references to the tra- 
ditions of the past which surround this 
place, with the stories of the Indians 
and early American history. These 
things remind me tbat great as are these 
present days, they are nothing as com- 
pared with the great "giving of self" 
that stamped that period of our coun- 
try's history. 

The D. A. 11. stands for the principles 
of our ancestors. W x e live to promote 
patriotism and love and knowledge of 
country. The protection of home in time 
of some national peril is of no more 
credit than the unending daily sacrifice 
of men for the good of others. Many 
are living such lives, and it is real pa- 
triotism and love of country. 

Yesterday with pleasure I spoke at 
Jamestown to the D. A. K. chapter there, 
and what is more suitable than that we 
should meet today at beautiful Chautau- 
qua. We love the great natural beauty 
of our country which is so pronounced 
in this section of the Empire State. 

We stand for the preservation of his- 
toric sites, and for the acquiring and 
care of records and relics. One of our 
chief aims is to foster a love for a prac- 
tical patriotism which is to be valuable 
in the days to come. 

This flag, draped here before me, is 
one which we adore. We seek to obtain 
greater reverence for it, and to protect 
it from desecration. We seek not merely 
to prevent the placing of it in inap- 
propriate places, as for instance out- 
side an inn in Germany to advertise the 
fact that American liquors are on sale 
within, but we seek to instill a great love 
and reverence for our flag in the hearts 
of Americans. We seek to make our 
beautiful flag, with its red of courage, 
its white of purity and blue of loyalty, a 
factor in men's lives. 

Your organization here is doing fine 
work. I heartily congratulate you on 
your name. The signification of "Cir- 
cle" is something round, perfect, and 
without an end. This is symbolic of 
your feeling for one another. What i* 

more honorable than this body of wom- 
en who strive to lift up American pa- 
triotism. Our duty is the ditfusion of 
knowledge and true culture to our peo- 
ple. To do tins we must have big hearts 
and fair minds, and great consideration 
and toleration for otiiers. 1 think that 
cultivation missed its greatest good if it 
fails to give one a broad mind. The 
time is coining when high ideals and 
thoughts will be the greatest marks of 
nigh breeding. 

V\ r e claim our ancestors with a sense 
of pride, but niainly for the value of 
the inspiration of their example. ■ - \V e 
seek to preserve everything connected 
with them. Very oiten we preserve 
some historic site with which they were 
associated. The memories suggested by 
these sites make one realize that the D. 
A. K. are doing a work worth while. 

The headquarters of the D. A. E. are 
in Memorial Continental Hall in Wash- 
ington, U. C. This building is a monu- 
ment to the men and women who helped 
achieve American independence and the 
things that it stood for. The architecture 
is beautiful and the building is decorated 
in harmony with the sort of work the 
D. A. R. is doing. It is the first building 
built by the voluntary contribution of 
women, and has great sentimental value. 
A year ago last April there was a debt 
of $125,000 on the Hall, but this has now 
been reduced to $85,000. The reducing 
of the debt will enable us to extend the 
work in new lines, and to expand the 
work of old committees. 

All through the organization runs the 
realization of the great value of unity. 
I have actually come to the conclusion 
that unity is the hall mark of sincerity. 
It makes no difference if one 's neighbors 
do things in a ditferent way if the ob- 
ject is the same. Unity is promoted by 
remembering that in the early days your 
ancestors and mine fought shoulder to 
shoulder, or even died in each others 

arms. What other organization has such 
a tie binding its members in loyalty to 
one another 'I 

1 love the General Federation of Wom- 
en's Clubs, the national, state and civic 
federations. Before becoming Presi- 
dent General I was a club woman. I love 
the tine work the D. A. R. are accom- 
plishing, but everything good in citizen- 
snip is covered by the word "patriot- 
ism," and we stand for patriotism. 

I would say to you women here who. 
have not entered the organization that 
it is your duty to record your eligibility. 
1 ou owe that much to your ancestors. 
In this day of so many inroads on- 
American institutions it is your duty to 
stand for those things for which they 
stood, if you are an American by 
adoption you must conceive an inter- 
est and a sympathy for the institutions 
of this country. No society belongs to 
the country so much as the D. A. K. 

I urge you to join tlie membership 
of the Chautauqua Circle of tne 1). A. K. 
I congratulate you on your President 
and on the spirit which prevails- I Would 
urge all of you to think seriously when 
you give power to an individual. I have 
realized how important this is in realiz- 
ing my power as the President General 
of this organization, and in realizing my 
lack of ability to live up to the obliga- 
tions. Vote carefully, know well the peo- 
ple in whom you put your trust, know 
people who are doing things, know your 
friends and then help to advance the 
organization, thinking only of the goal, 
and of nothing that will divide. 

Daughters, I think highly of this 
privilege of standing on this sacred 
ground, addressing you, and I thank 
you, the women of my society, for giv- 
ing me the opportunity to do a work 
that is truly American. 

The reception given at the Hotel 
Athenaeum in honor of Mrs. William 
Gumming Story at 4 o'clock was the 
closing feature of the day's activities. 

The Helen Dunlap School for Mountain 
Girls at Winslow, Arkansas. 

By. Mrs. Katherine Braddock Barrow, Chairman of National Committee 
on Southern Mountain Schools. 

Standing on the front porch of the 
Helen Dunlap School for mountain 
girls at Winslow, Arkansas, one can see 
sixty-eight miles over the most wonder- 
ful mountainous country. " Sugar Loaf 
Mountain with its curious contour, can 
be traced against the heavenly blue of 
the sky, with Mount Magazine and Flat 
Top Mountain in the nearer perspective. 
The Helen Dunlap School is ideally lo- 

Mrs. Katherine Braddock Barrow, Chairman of National 
Committee on Southern Mountain Schools and First 
Vice-Chairman on Patrioiic Education. 

cated on a beautiful ten-acre plateau 
on the crest of Boston Mountain, which 
is one of the loftiest elevations of the 

Recently the headmaster and warden 
of the school, Rev. Edward T. Mabley, 
and his son, Thomas, walked one hun- 
dred and seventy miles over these moun- 
tains, getting acquainted and making 
friends with the mountain people. Not 
long ago the writer of this 
article paid a visit to the Hel- 
en Dunlap School and was 
delighted to find thirty-eight 
healthy young mountain girls 
hard at work, learning not 
only how to read and write, 
and something of arithmetic, 
but also how to cook, how to 
sew, how to keep house and 
how to live properly. Visits 
were made to some of the 
homes of the pupils, the 
humble homes where the hos- 
pitable greetings and cordial 
welcome, everywhere accord- 
ed, gave promise that the bar- 
riers of prejudice and pride 
with which the mountain 
people have so long hemmed 
themselves in, were scon to 

There have only been six 
day-pupils at the school this 
year. High hills, bridgeless 
streams, rugged and often 
impassable roads make it dif- 
ficult to come regularly, but 
scholarships have been pro- 
vided, fifty dollars for the 
full school year, for the thir- 
ty-two girls in the -boarding 
department. Many of these 



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Helen Dunlap Sciiccl for Mountain Girls, at Winslow, 

scholarships have been provided by the 
various chapters of the Daughters of 
the American "Revolution and also by 
individual members of our great organi- 

The gratitude of these young moun- 
tain girls to their ''Scholarship Ladies," 
as they call their benefactors, is most 
appealing and beautiful. One fourteen- 
year old girl, who had never before had 
an opportunity to go to school, proudly 
showed me a small Bible which her 
"Scholarship Lady" had sent to her 
for a Christmas present. Her apprecia- 
tion might well be emulated by many 
of our own fortunate and well cared for 
children. Their interest, their zeal and 
their enthusiasm is wonderful to behold. 
They are sincerely and earnestly seek- 
ing knowledge. Their delight in learn- 
ing and their pride in their achieve- 
ments exceeded any joy that could be 

The girls were chiefly clad in garments 
sent by generous friends in boxes and 
barrels from all over the country. Many 
of these boxes were gifts from D. A. R. 
Chapters. Could the thoughtful donors 
s ee the pride and pleasure which these 
young girls take in the neat appearance 
of a fresh light dress or apron, or a 
riean, new straw hat, they would feel 

8 School, in 
iJVjl every detail, 
is by far the ' 
most primi- 
jK tive place 
~S ever visited 
1 by me. The 
seven teen- 
room struc- 
t u r e was 
originally in- 
§4 tended for a 
s u m m e r 
- hotel,' so in- 
stead of be- 
ing plastered, it was merely canvased 
and papered, and consequently is very 
cold in winter, exposed to every stormy 
blast as it is, on its high eminence. An 
adequate heating plant is greatly needed. 
Also a system of lighting by gas or elec- 
tricity is an urgent need. Oil lamps 
alone furnish light, and they are very 
dangerous, as I can testify, since one 
of the small oil lamps in use almost ex- 
ploded in my hand. It makes one shud- 
der to think of the danger of confla- 
gration when these oil lamps are in the 
hands of young girls. An up-to-date 
plumbing and sewerage system is also 
much needed. An effort is now being 
made to raise sufficient money for these 
necessary improvements, and to secure 
enough scholarships to sustain the many 
needy pupils that cannot now be cared 
for on account of insufficient funds to 
carry on the work in the most efficient 

Many of these mountain girls are of 
good Revolutionary ancestry. Many are 
pretty and unusually bright. When 
given the opportunity, they blossom like 
the rose. But lack of education and op- 
portunity for generations amid wretched 
environment has naturally resulted in 
pitiable ignorance. One young girl 
said to me: "Oh, yes. I have heard about 


you. My cousin is a great lady and goes 
every year to those great D. A. R. meet- 
ings up in Washington, and she wrote 
to mother about your talk up there about 
us and our school." These girls are 
pure Americans. They are entitled to 
their inalienable right to be given an 
education. The public school system 
has not expanded sufficiently yet to 
reach all these needy ones, and our duty 
is plain — to bring the light of Christian 
education and civilization to them. 

The Daughters of the American Revo- 
lution, who represent the enlightenment 
and achievement of the race to which 
these girls belong, should be up and do- 
ing. To build monuments to our illus- 
trious ancestors is our pleasure, and 
we have done much of this kind of work. 
But our duty and privilege as well as 
pleasure should be to build monuments 
of gratitude in the hearts of these moun- 
tain girls for the wonderful world of 
knowledge which, through us, has been 
opened up for them. 



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Ozark Mountain Giels at Helen Duxap School. 

State Conferences 


The sixth annual conference of the 
Oklahoma Daughters of the American 
Revolution met in Tulsa, in March, 1914, 
with the largest attendance of delegates 
and visitors in the history of 'the State 
organization. The fourteen chapters of 
the State were represented by fully one 
hundred women, many of whom are de- 
scendants of the most distinguished war- 
riors of the Revolution. 

Five chapters were organized in the 
State last year and an equal number has 

been added in the present year, under 
the very successful regency of Mrs. 
Redwine, of McAlester. 

When the visitors arrived they were 
met at the station and motored over the 
city. In the evening a delightfully in- 
formal reception was given in their hon- 
or, at the Hotel Tulsa, where the confer- 
ence was held. The following morning 
at nine o'clock, with the private dining 
room of the Hotel Tulsa as the place of 
assembly, the meeting was appropriately 



opened with the singing of the national 
anthem, "America." 

Mrs. W. N. Redwine, State regent, 
then called the conference to order, for 
the address of welcome by Mrs. Hail, 
regent of Tulsa Chapter. Response was 
made by Mrs. Matoon of Sapulpa. 

In behalf of the Tulsa Chapter, Mrs. 
Lee Clinton presented Mrs. Redwine 
with a beautiful hard wood gavel, as a 
mark of affection and regard for the 
State regent as a woman, and as a slight 
reward for the capable manner in which 
she has executed the duties of the re- 
gency during the past two years. Char- 
acteristic of Mrs. Redwine when the 
chapter desired to adorn her table with 
the usual flowers, she asked that the 
money be added to the educational fund, 
which is used in sending some young 
woman, preferably one who is descended 
from ancestors of the Revolution, 
through college. 

Mrs. Seth R. Gordon, secretary of the 
Tulsa D. A. R., gave an interesting re- 
port of the organization and work of the 
local chapter. 

Routine work filled the major portion 
of the morning hours. The annual re- 
ports were heard, including those of 
Mrs. S. P. Hughes of Oklahoma City, re- 
cording secretary; Mrs. B. A. Enloe, Jr., 
of McAlester; Mrs. F. W. Williamson 
of Oklahoma City and Miss Alice 
Robertson, State historian. As a daugh- 
ter of a Presbyterian missionary, Miss 
Robertson and members of her family, 
suffered great privation and danger 
from the unfriendly tribes of Indians, 
in the days when Oklahoma, then the 
old Indian Territory, was being settled 
by the white man. 

The session was adjourned at one 
o'clock when the entire gathering re- 
paired to the grill room for luncheon. 
The state officers, regents of chapters, 
and local officers were seated at one 
long table, while the remainder of the 
party had seats at smaller tables. The 
grill was appropriately decorated, as 
were also the luncheon tables. 

The conference was again called to 

order at 2.30, with the report of the 
work of the executive board claiming 
the attention of the members. 

By unanimous vote, the sum of fifty 
dollars was added to the educational 
fund, and the choice of Miss Amelia 
Coyner, of McAlester, as beneficiary of 
the course of Oklahoma University was 

Various chapters of the state will also 
contribute to the fund and many pri- 
vate contributions have been promised. 

Election of officers resulted as follows : 
Mrs. John Davis Hail, Tulsa, regent — 
this was not only exceeding gratifying 
to the Tulsa members, but to most of 
the other delegations as well, who were 
glad to see the regency go to one of this 
city's capable women for the first time 
since the organization of the state body. 
Mrs. Hail is a descendent of Capt., 
Thomas Hall, of Tennessee, who was one 
of the most brilliant figures of the revo- 
lution. During the Exposition in St. 
Louis in 1904 she was hostess of the 
Missouri building, a position which she 
graced with dignity and honor as she 
will the office of State regent. 

Other officers elected were: Mrs. W, 
0. Beall, of Muskogee, vice regent ; Mrs. 
W. A. Matoon, of Sapulpa, recording 
secretary; Mrs. George F. Bueher, of 
Muskogee, treasurer; Mrs. C. C. Smith, 
of Enid, registrar: Miss Crumbley, of 
Alva, historian; Mrs. Anne B. Moore, 
of Haskill, chaplain; Mrs. Shannon, of 
McAlester, parliamentarian. 

Honorary State regents elected were: 
Mrs. W. J. Pittee, of Oklahoma City 
and Mrs. W. N. Redwine, of McAlester. 

Final adjournment was taken about 
five o'clock. A sight seeing motor trip 
over Tulsa, was followed by a beautiful 
tea in the home of Mrs. Hail. 

Out-of-state Daughters who partici- 
pated in the social affairs were Mrs. A. 
S. Sherman of Titus ville, Pennsylvania ; 
Mrs. S. E. Shipman, of Jefferson, la.; 
Mrs. W. II. Maude ville, of Clean, N. Y. ; 
Mrs. "W. D. Todd, of Warren, Pennsyl- 
vania — all visitors in Tulsa. — Mary 
Stewart Roy, historian, Tulsa Chapter. 

Work of the Chapters 

Noah Coleman Chapter (Roller, Mo.) 
is enjoying a most profitable year, this 
being the second year for our present 
regent, Mrs. Zoe B. Harris. We will 
shortly celebrate our fifth birthday. 
Outside of the large cities our chapter 
is one of the largest in the state. Since 
its organization we have always tried 
to keep pace with the times. We have 
contributed yearly to the Ozark school 
which is maintained for the benefit of 
the mountain people., and for the past 
two years have established a small fund 
for the local schools, to be drawn upon 
by the teachers to purchase supplies for 
worthy poor children. The chapter has 
also taken pleasure in contributing 
towards Continental Hall. Chapter Day 
— October 30th — is always a gala day, 
last time the hostesses paying homage 
to Hallowe'en. After the business, and 
during the social hour, a prize was of- 
fered for the best ghost story, the mem- 
bers securing the favors, told original 
experiences which were most ghostly 
and ludicrous. The chapter gave a very 
pretty and pleasant Valentine's day re- 
ception, the members receiving in Co- 
lonial costume, the table decorations 
being a miniature fort. Quite a nice 
sum was realized. Washington's birth- 
day was most appropriately observed. 
The group of ladies entertaining made 
especial effort in this meeting, and it 
was a decided success patriotically and 
socially. Flag Day was celebrated, the 
papers read upon this occasion being 
especially interesting. We hold our reg- 
ular chapter meetings on the last Mon- 
day in each month, excepting the months 
of July and A ugust, and they are always 
evenings of pleasure. The chapter has 
also done a little charity in the way of 
aiding an elderly woman, whom we feel 
could be a daughter, if her mind were 
a little more clear, so as to give better 
information in regards her data. We 
had a picture show, which gave scenes 

at Valley Forge and from which we 
hoped to provide the growth of patri- 
otism, and also made some money. One 
of our ''hopes" is the restoration of a 
civil war officer's headquarters. Our 
chapter is fortunate in having some 
members who are especially interested 
in genealogy and to this fact much 
credit may be given to our steady 
growth. Flag Day meeting closed our 
work for the summer and we adjourned 
until September, when we have an out- 
ing to a neighboring town where we have 
two members who entertain us delight- 
fully. — Byrda Martin Taylor, his- 

Mary Wooster Chapter (Danbury, 
Conn.). The chapter numbers one hun- 
dred and twenty-seven and the members 
have been especially active recently 
along three lines of thought represent- 
ing the standards of the organization. 
Under the head of Conservation, was the 
awarding of prizes to the school children 
of the public schools for the best essays 
on the subject of our Forests, their 
Preservation, their Diseases, and the 
State. Municipal Laws in regard to their 
protection. On January 30, 1914, the 
Mary Wooster Chapter invited the hun- 
dred and thirty pupils, who had written 
essays on the subject, to attend a chapter 
meeting at which time three prizes were 
awarded for the best essays written on 
the subject. We are proud to say that 
the first prize of five dollars in gold was 
won by the daughter of one of our ex- 
regents, Miss Isabelle Barnumn. under 
nom de plume. Under the head of His- 
torical work, a second catalogue of the 
Colonial, Revolutionary and Historical 
collection was begun by our efficient and 
loyal curator and librarian, Miss Helen 
Muker. assisted by her able committee, 
completed and distributed among the 
members at the February meeting of 
this year. In order to give the public 
the privilege of becoming familiar with 

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the collection of relics, the Curator 
opens the Historical room frequently, 
and is present to explain and answer 
any questions asked by any of the vis- 
itors present. Under the head of Pa- 
triotic Educational \York, the Mary 
Wooster Chapter on March 12, 1914, 
awarded prizes at the High School for 
the two best essays written on the sub- 
ject, "What I have learned from the Em- 
igrant Guide book," written by John 
Fosterlair. The Chapter's Patriotic 
committee, with Mrs. Starr Barnumn as 
chairman, arranged an attractive pro- 
gram, including music of which the 
singing of America came first. This was 
followed, by a cordial greeting by the 
regent, Mrs. Charles S. Peek, extended 
to the principal of the evening school 
and his pupils. Following this, Mrs. 
Barnumn read a most interesting paper 
she had written, giving the history of 
the Emmigrant Guide book, and speak- 
ing of there being at present 7,000,000 
foreign born men, women and children 
in the United States, non-citizens, and 
coming as they do, with little or no 
knowledge of our language, laws or cus- 
toms, they often see at the very first, 
the worst side of American life, that 
the guide tells him in a simple way, the 
things he needs to know and that it was 
first published three years ago by the 
Connecticut D. A. 11. at a cost of five 
thousand dollars. The Italian govern- 
ment was so pleased with the book that 
it decorated the author, John Fosterlair, 
with the cross of the Order of the Cross 
of Italy and sent to Connecticut ten 
libraries of five volumes each. The Dan- 
bury public library receiving one set. As 
the guide has been used so successfully 
in night schools, the Mary Wooster chap- 
ter, at the suggestion of our State Pa- 
triotic Education committee, offered two 
prizes, one of five dollars and the other 
of two dollars and fifty cents, to the 
pupils of the Danbury evening school, 
for the best two papers on, ' 4 What I have 
learned from the Emigrant's Guide 
book to the United States." All the es- 
says were written under nom de plumes 

and by pupils who had been in this 
country less than a year and the second 
prize, because of its nun-its, was given 
to a boy, who had only been here three 
and a half mouths. Both pupils were 
born in Syria. After the awarding of 
the prizes, a letter written by the State 
regent, Mrs. John L. Buel, to the chair- 
man, Mrs. Barnumn, was read by her. 
Also one from Mr. Fosterlair, and these 
letters were followed by the chairman 
reading a portion of an excellent article 
written by Miss Clara Lee Bowman, 
about the Emigrant's Guide book, in the 
Daughters of the American Revolu- 
tion M.YGAzrxE, and the program eon- 
eluded with a selection by the High 
School orchestra. — Sara W. Bacon, his- 

- Fort Augusta Chapter (Sunbury, Pa.) 
—This chapter was beautifully enter- 
tained on Flag Bay by our Registrar, 
Mrs. Herbert Cummings, at her bunga- 
low, situated in the midst of Rolling 
Green Park. 

Mrs. H. H. Schreh delivered an ap- 
propriate address on the flag. 

A fine collation closed the exercises, 
and we felt as Daughters that we were 
thankful to be Americans and that it was 
good to be there. 

On July 12 we were invited to cele- 
brate the one hundred and fifty-eighth 
anniversary of the building of Fort 
Augusta, situated here on the banks of 
the Susquehanna, hence our name. This 
fort was famous in the Indian wars 
and also in the Colonial. The magazines 
as well are in a good state of pre- 
servation and are the only ones stand- 
ing in any fort in Pennsylvania. The 
fort is owned by an English woman, 
Mrs. Amelia Gross, who keeps it in a 
fine state of preservation, and who has a 
large collection of Indian and Colonial 
relics, and who greets any visitors with 
cordiality and is pleased to show her 
relics, and who greets any visitors with 
speakers members of a historical com- 
mission appointed by Governor Tener 
of Pennsylvania to view and purchase 
historical spots in Pennsylvania, and we 
also had the Rev. George P. Donahoo, an 

authority on Indian history. The com- 
mission was greatly impressed with the 
necessity of the nation owning Fort Au- 
gusta, and we hope such a treasure will 
be secured to the Daughters in the future. 

We marked the grave of Captain Rob- 
ert Hunter with a State marker and 
with . appropriate ceremonies. A fine 
dinner was served by Mrs. Gross in her 
usual generous way. Our hearts were 
stirred with pride and glory at the ac- 
count of the deeds of our ancestors. It 
was an event long to be remembered 

This chapter has marked the fort with 
a fine boulder, and our next move will 
be to erect a marker to Shickeleny, the 
famous Indian chief and friend of the 
colonists, who lived, died and is buried 
here. — Caboline P. Smith, Historian. 

Mary Melrose (Waterloo, Iowa) — 
Our chapter was named for Mrs. 
Mary Melrose Hanna, who was the first 
white woman to locate in Waterloo. She 
was born on a farm near Albion, Illinois, 
June 9, 1821. Her father, Archibald 
Melrose, was a Virginian of Scotch de- 
scent, whose ancestors came to America 
before the Revolutionary W^ar. While 
her lineage is not fully traced, it is 
known that her ancestors were Revolu- 
tionary patriots and served with distinc- 
tion in the Revolutionary army. 

At the age of sixteen she was married 
to George W T . Hanna, in September, 
1837. They came to Waterloo July 19, 
1&£5, making the journey of over five 
hundred miles with ox team and covered 

She was a woman of intense devotion 
and loyalty to her family, church and 
country. She passed from this life, No- 
vember 6, 1912, at the age of ninety-one, 
beloved and mourned by all who knew 

The chapter was organized on Febru- 
ary 22, 1913, with a membership of 
fourteen. We have just celebrated our 
first anniversary and now have a mem- 
bership of twenty, with several papers 
pending in Washington. We have had 
the regular monthly meetings, with 
papers on historical and patriotic topics, 

and have just organized a very enthu- 
siastic class of the Children of the Re- 
public, which we hope will help to bene- 
fit our nation. 

Each member has pledged one dollar 
toward the Block Memorial Fund, and 
we are earning money to send to the 
Martha Berry School. 

We hope to keep on improving and 
broadening ourselves and others as 
much as possible. — Helen A. Sedgwick, 

1 ' Asquamchumauke Chapter (Ply- 
mouth, New Hampshire) — On July 15, 
1913, the chapter unveiled a tablet 
marking the site of the old Holmes 
Plymouth Academy, the first training 
school for teachers, in New Hampshire. 

It was particularly fitting that it 
should be presented at this time. Plym- 
outh had devoted three days to the cele- 
bration of the anniversary of the grant- 
ing of the charter of Governor Benning 
Wentworth to the first settlers on July 
15, 1763. The town was gay with bunt- 
ing and flags. Many old residents had 
returned to enjoy the "Old Home" 
spirit of the occasion and to them, as 
well as the citizens and tourists, the ex- 
ercises were of great interest. 

On Sunday, the thirteenth, an inspir- 
ing open-air service had been held on the 
village common, when a sermon preached 
by an early clergyman had been read. 
An exhibition of antiques, among them 
the original charter of the town and 
articles of incorporation of Holmes 
Academy, had been collected and. ar- 
ranged by a D. A. R. committee, consist- 
ing of Mrs. George H. Adams, chairman, 
Mrs. Davis B. Keniston and Miss Milli- 
cent Weeks, and were on view on Mon- 
day at the spacious High School build- 
ing. On Tuesday, the civic parade 
formed at the Town Hall and marched 
along the main street, halting at the 
grounds of the State Normal School, 
where, under the elms surrounding the 
flag-draped boulder, the Asquamchu- 
mauke Chapter had assembled. Mr. 
Alvin Wentworth, president of the day, 
announced that the tablet would then be 



unveiled, and little Misses Thorndike 
Hubert and Elizabeth Denman, daugh- 
ters of chapter members, drew aside the 
folds of the flag, revealing the natural 
boulder of some seven tons, bearing a 
bronze tablet with this inscription: 
"This tablet marks the site of 


established in 1S0S through 

the liberality and public spirit of 

Colonel Samuel Holmes 

of Campton, N. H. 

A Revolutionary soldier. 

The first training for teachers 

in New Hampshire was given here in 


The Academy buildings were presented 

to the State for a normal school in 1871 

Erected by 

Asquamchuniauke Chapter, D. A. R. 

July 15, 1913." 
Following the unveiling of the tablet 
the parade proceeded to the common, 
where the first address given- was by 
Mrs. Lorin Webster, organizer and pres- 
ent regent of the chapter, who dwelt on 
the significance of Holmes Plymouth 
Academy. Then Prof. Henry D. Wyatt, 
of Chattanooga, Tenn., and a former 
student of Holmes Academy and later 
a member of the faculty, gave reminis- 
cences of those days, illustrating their 
methods of teaching singing. 

The original building was a rectangu- 
lar structure of red brick with a white 
portico across the front, supported by 
two-story columns. This building, with 
the old Court House and the Congrega- 
tional Church all on a line at the west 
side of Main street, formed an inspiring 
trio, as reference to early photographs 
will show. 

The part which Holmes Academy 
played in the history of Plymouth was 
again emphasized in the pageant, deal- 
ing with the early days, which was given 
in the afternoon. The eleventh episode 
of the pageant represented the precep- 
tress of the academy awaiting the arrival 
of the stage filled with students, both 
dale and female, to whose manners she 
iaiinediateiy addressed her attention. 

The dedication of this tablet was an 
appropriate feature of the ceremonies 
marking Plymouth's sesquicentennial 
anniversary, and it gave to that most 
satisfactory celebration an element of 
permanence which it might not other- 
wise have possessed. — Miss Susan Rus- 
sell for Mks. Bessie Pox Pease, Sec- 

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Rochester Chapter (Rochester, Minn") 
has closed a most progressive and event- 
ful year under the able leadership of 
Mrs. Burt Eaton. 

The society was organized December 
2, 1902, by Mrs. Abbie Frances Fatouite, 
who died in August, 1912. 

On May 28 the chapter members 
quietly assembled in Mayo Park to honor 
and pay tribute to the founder of the 
Rochester Chapter. A sun dial mounted 
on a terra-cotta pedestal, bearing the in- 
scription, " Erected by Rochester Chap- 
ter, D. A. R., in memory of Abbie Fran- 
ces Fatouite, First Regent," was un- 
veiled by Richard Gooding, grandson of 
Mrs. Fatouite. 

The present regent, Mrs. Eaton, gave 
a history of the chapter and paid loving 
tribute to Mrs. Fatouite, stating "that it 
had long been the wish of the first regent 
to place a sun dial in Mayo Park for the 
benefit of the many strangers who visit 
our city and spend hours in this beau- 
tiful park and that it was of comfort to 
the chapter members to be able to fulfil 
her wish. 

Mrs. Sophronia Gustine repeated the 
Lord's Prayer. Mrs. N. Pollock pre- 
sented the sun dial to the Park Board. 
The president, Mr. John Rowley, re- 
sponding. Miss Josephine Welch sang 
* * America.' ' 

The chapter, though not large in mem- 
bership, has accomplished much. It has 
contributed to Memorial Continental 
Hall, also to Sibley House. It furnished 
one room in the Rochester Y. M. C. A. 
The library was presented with a framed 
original copy of the Declaration of In- 
dependence, also the D. A. R. Magazine 
and ten copies of the lineage books. 


The society lias offered prizes for best 
essays on patriotic subjects to be writ- 
ten by school children. 

Two of the members, Miss Ida Wing 
and Mrs. Russell, are direct descendants 
of John and Priscilla Alden. 

Mrs. Kevin Pollock was selected as 
one 'of the State captains in the whirl- 
wind campaign for the Patriotic Hall, 
Valley Forge, to obtain funds in Minne- 

A chapter flag has been purchased 
during the year 1914. 

Ten new members have been received. 

There are nine regular meetings held 
and a program given each time as out- 
lined in the year book. 

Each of the daughters of our first re- 
gent entertain the chapter annually. 

Mrs. Arthur Gooding entertained at a 
Washington's Birthday party, a musical 
and literary program suitable to the day 
being provided. 

The closing meeting is held with Mrs. 
Fred Hames, at her beautiful home on 
College Hill. 

The annual picnic was held this year 
at Grahaml] olra, the country home of 
the great diagnostician, Dr. Christopher 
Graham, senior member of the famous 
Dr. Mayo's firm. 

The chapter congratulates itself in 
having for its regent, Mrs. Eaton, a 
woman of rare culture and refinement, 
who has advantage of European travel 
and study. 

The members are enthusiastic and pa- 
triotic and the chapter is in a flourishing 
state. — Mrs. Belle Boynton Welch, 

Cayuga Chapter (Ithaca, N. Y.) — 
Preliminary to the opening of the 
chapter year, Miss Florence Andrus gave 
an exceedingly large and brilliant re- 
ception at her home on South Hill, hav- 
ing as the guests of honor Cayuga Chap- 
ter, of which she is a member. 

This, event seemed to presage the 
prosperous year which, under the effi- 
cient regent, Mrs. George W. Perry, the 
chapter was to experience. 

The meetings at the homes of Mrs. 

Perry, Mrs. G. C. Williams, Mrs. W. If. 
Wilson, Mrs. Alberger and Mrs. Wood 
were very much enjoyed, as were the 
Washington's Birthday celebration at 

the home of Mrs. Ellis, the musical at the 
home of Mrs. Lent, and the elaborate 
Flag Day celebration and luncheon at 
Groton given by two non-resident mem- 
bers, Mrs. Benn Conger and Mrs. Lau- 
rence Conger. 

The annual breakfast on Chapter Day 
or Washington's Wedding Day was this 
year in the nature of a twentieth anni- 
versary celebration of the founding of 
the chapter, and will remain a landmark 
in its history. 

Splendid programs have been fur- 
nished throughout the year, papers be- 
ing contributed by members and out- 
siders, among the latter being included 
college professors, eminent authorities 
upon the subjects discussed. Excellent 
music has added much to most of the 

Delegates represented the chapter at 
the State Conference and at the Con- 
tinental Congress. 

Appropriations have been made as 
follows: $25 to the Patriotic Education 
Committee for the work of the Berry 
School at Mount Berry, Georgia; $2-") 
to the Visiting Nurse Association of 
Ithaca; $10 to the local Patriotic Com- 
mittee. Less significant amounts have 
been contributed to various enterprises 
other than those indicated, and the new 
City Hospital of Ithaca is indebted to 
the chapter for the furnishings of one 
of its chart rooms. 

A considerable sum has been set aside,, 
also, for the D. A. R. room, which the 
growth of the chapter points to as an 
ultimate necessity. 

In conclusion, it may be said that. 
Cayuga Chapter, having passed the 
twentieth mile-stone in her life history, 
finds herself today a strong and vigor- 
ous body, thoroughly permeated with the 
patriotic sentiments and aspirations 
which her education and training has 
tended to inculcate. — (Mrs. Willard W.) 
Edith Ellis Ellis, historian. 




Tulsa Chapter (Tulsa, Oklahoma) is 
one of the youngest chapters of the Na- 
tional Society and the fourth one organ- 
ized in the state of Oklahoma. 

The chapter was extremely fortunate 
in the earliest days of its existence in 
having some of the noblest and most 
influential women in the community, 
deeply interested and earnestly active 
in its organization. At the time Mrs. 
Carpenter was State regent she ap- 
pointed Mrs. Oscar Robert Howard or- 
ganizing regent, when there were very 
few members in the state outside of the 
Oklahoma City Chapter. 

Before the Tulsa chapter was com- 
pleted, Mrs. Howard, on account of ill 
health, resigned, in favor of Mrs. Lee 
Clinton and the chapter was completed 
in 1912. Following Mrs. Clinton as re- 
gent was Mrs! Hail, who had the honor 
of being elected State regent. 

While Mrs. William Reed McCoy is 
comparatively a new member of the 
chapter, having been recently trans- 
ferred from Independence, Kansas, her 
ability was early recognized and at the 
election of officers in May she was made 

It is safe to predict for her an able 
and successful administration. — Mary 
Stewart Roy, historian. 

Hands Cove Chapter (Shoreham, 
Vermont) has now a membership of 84. 
Two have been lost by death the last 
year. During this time eight regular 
meetings have been held and one gentle- 
man's night. Th ( e sum of ten dollars 
is each year donated to the Kurn Hattin 
Home for orphan boys to help sustain 
a scholarship. The past summer an ex- 
cursion was organized to Plattsburgh 
and return on steamer "Vermont" and 
from this the sum of thirty dollars was 
realized for the benefit of the marker 
committee. State regent, Mrs. Joseph 
De Boer, was a guest of the chapter on 
this occasion. 

A large granite marker has been 
placed and dedicated at the grave of 
Thomas Rowley, Poet, Wit and Revolu- 
tionary soldier. 

The chapter has purchased eight pic- 
tures which are hung on the walls of 
our rural school rooms. — (Mrs. R. H.) 
Nellie Platt Preble, historian, 

Elizabeth Porter Putnam Chapter 
(Putnam, Conn.). As an organization 
we completed our seventeenth year, May 
11, 191-1:, and the reports given show a 
year of prosperity and advance. 

We have added to our list four new 
members, one of whom, Mrs. Sarah Bos- 
worth Bradway is a real daughter and 
on April 30th she celebrated her 96th 
birthday. Our chapter sent Mrs. Brad- 
way gifts and a large birthday cake 
with 96 candles and 93 carnations. 

One of the charter members, Mrs. Cor- 
nelia W. Perry, passed away, June 13, 

Prominent speakers and delightful 
music have characterized each of the 
ten meetings. At the close of the meet- 
ing a social hour was enjoyed. 

February 9th, our regent, Mrs. George 
A. Vaughan, entertained at her home 
at Thompson, at a luncheon, Mrs. John 
L. Buel, the State regent, and on March 
10th, Mrs. S. M. Wheelock, ex-regent, 
entertained also at luncheon, the State 
council of Connecticut, of which she is 
a member. 

September 27th we enjoyed the an- 
nual pilgrimage to the Putnam W T olf 

The ways and means committee has 
been conducted somewhat differently 
this year — a committee of three has 
been appointed for each month and the 
result has been gratifying. 

W T e have given our aid financially 
along the usual lines of work — not only 
at home have we heeded the call for 
aid, but we have contributed to appeals 
from other chapters and have given 
toward Continental Hail. 

The committee on graves of Revolu- 
tionary soldiers has increased its funds 
by an entertainment — a reader and a 
pianist giving a delightful program. — 
Mary A. Wheaton, historian. 


Tuscarora Chapter (Binghainton, 
N. Y.). This chapter has had an en- 
joyable and profitable year. Bunker 
Hill Day was celebrated by the unveil- 
ing of a boulder with tablet marking the 
place of the meeting of the armies of 
Generals Sullivan and Clinton, an ac- 
count of which has been published in a 
previous number of the Daughters of 
the American Revolution Magazine. 

On Chapter Day, October 12th, the 
regent, Mrs. C. Fred Hess, entertained 
the members of the chapter and guests 
at the Monday Afternoon Club House 
with stereopticon views of historic 
places in New York State. November 
18th the Memorial Day for Revolution- 
ary soldiers was observed, as has been 
our custom for several years. On "Wash- 
ington's Birthday, a patriotic service 
was held in one of the churches. The 
subject of the literary program has been 
" Pioneer Mothers of America," and a 
number of very interesting papers have 
been read. A class in American history 
was formed in the autumn and with 
few exceptions has met every week. "We 
have studied Fiske's "American Revo- 
lution" and other histories, and have had 
readings from many authors about the 
statesmen, distinguished soldiers and 
events during the period of the Revolu- 
tion and much interest and enthusiasm 
has been felt. We have gained eleven 
new members, our chapter now number- 
ing about one hundred and forty-five. 

One hundred dollars has been contrib- 
uted towards Memorial Continental 
Hall, ten dollars for the "Washington 
Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge, fifty 
dollars for a scholarship in Maryville 
college at Maryville, Tenn., and fifteen 
dollars for books on American history 
as prizes to students of the High School. 
— Minnie E. Woodbridge, historian, 

. Washington Heights Chapter (New 
York, N. Y.) Since the last published 
report, of this chapter, which appeared 
in the May number (1913) of the Maga- 
zine, we have progressed in membership 
and patriotic service. 

"Flag Day" of that year was cele- 
brated by presenting to the probation- 
ary school for delinquent and truant 
boys, 1S7 Broome Street, this city, a 
large silk flag with appropriate exer- 
cises, attended with demonstrations of 
enthusiastic pleasure on the part of the 

We made a similar presentation on 
"Flag Day" of this year to Public 


5, Edgecombe Avenue and 

141st Street, when our regent, Mrs. 
Samuel J. Kramer, presided over tlm 
program. About nine hundred boys 
marched with military precision to the 
music of a brass band, the girls danced 
folk dances, and a play, representing 
the making of the first American flag, 
was produced. 

At every monthly meeting, after the 
close of the business session, some 
speaker of promiuence delivered an ad- 
dress on educational matters or vital 
historical subjects, either past or 

The Right Rev. Lemuel II. Weils. 
Bishop of Spokane. Washington, tola 
us of pioneer educational work among 
the Indians, and left with a gift from 
our treasury for the school he founded 

At another meeting Professor Fred- 
erick M. Pedersen of the College of the 
City of New York, instructed us on 
Patrick Henry's "Five Resolutions 
against the Stamp Act." Four, only, 
are generally conceded by historians. 

On another occasion, Professor Edgar 
Dawson of the historical department of 
Hunter College, this city, delivered a 
most impressive address on the "Real 
Washington," and we were inspired by 
it to establish a prize of forty dollars 
for the best competitive essay on a sub- 
ject of the American Revolution to be 
awarded the graduating class of his Col- 
lege. The topie chosen was "The Con- 
dition of Greater New York in 1776/ 
This included the Battle of Long Island, 
the retreat of the Americans to Ne» 
York, the landing of the Briisli at Kips 
Bay, the Battle of Harlem Heights, etc 



The presentation was made by the re- 
gent at the Commencement exercises of 
the College on June ISth, in the pres- 
ence of the president, the trustees and 
faculty, and a large number of inter- 
ested friends. Our regent is president 
of the .Alumnae Association of Hunter 

The members of the historical com- 
mittee plan to prepare papers of special 
interest this summer on the historical 
features of the various places at which 
they visit, to be read at the meetings of 
the autumn and winter session. 

In addition to regular monthly meet- 
ings, we have held eight conferences of 
the Safety Board, three social receptions, 
one card-party, at the Waldorf Astoria, 
and a luncheon at the Hotel Astor to 
celebrate Chapter Day — the seventeenth 

The records of our treasurer show a 
disbursement of three hundred and fifty 
dollars. The largest contribution was 
one hundred and twelve dollars to the 
Lenox Hill Settlement, this City; and 
fifty dollars to Memorial Continental 
Hall, the remainder being distributed 
among various lines of educational and 
welfare work in which this chapter's at- 
tention is specially engaged. 

A most important event — the climax 
of our year's work — took place May 
19th, 1914, when the chapter marked, 
with impressive ceremony, the grave of 
a Revolutionary soldier, an ancestor of 
one of our members, in the cemetary of 
the old Dutch Reformed Church at 
Ridgefield, New Jersey. 

Andrew Engle was enrolled an En- 
sign in the 12th Pennsylvania Con- 
tinental Line, October 1, 1776. 

On December 20, 1778, he was pro- 
moted to Capt. Lieut, in the 3rd Penn- 
sylvania under CoL Thomas Craig. 

He fought at the battles of Brandy- 
wine and Germantown; was wounded 
at Valley Forge and again at Mon- 
mouth, but served till 1781. 

He married in 17S2, and a very in- 
teresting and valuable authentic colored 

print of Captain Engle and his bride 
can be viewed in the room of the Wash- 
ington Heights Chapter, at Washington 
Headquarters, lbOtn street and Jumel 

It represents them watching the skat- 
ing at Collect Pond, in the vicinity of 
Canal and Centre streets, N. Y. City. 
It is loaned to the Museum by a direct 
descendant — a great granddaughter, 
Miss Margaret M. Tracy, New York 
City.— (Mrs. H. Croswell) Penelope T. 
Tuttle, historian. 

Aurora Chapter (Aurora, 111.). — This 
chapter is less than two years old and 
can boast of only fifteen members at 
that, yet we feel that we are merging 
into a state of usefulness for the mem- 
bers take up the work that is assigned to 
them with alacrity. Revolutionary His- 
tory and the Colonial Period have fur- 
nished us with some very excellent pa- 
pers which were attentively listened to. 
One old Revolutionary soldier is buried 
here and two more have been located 
here in Hane Co. A description has been 
sent to the Historian General at Wash- 
ington. One of our beloved members, 
Hattie Olmstead, was called home by the 
grim messenger of death in February. 
She died, at the home of her daughter in 
Ottawa, 111. On March 12th our chap- 
ter was invited to Chicago to meet at the 
home of one of our members, Mrs. Duf- 
field, for luncheon and a meeting in the 
afternoon. — Mbs. Saba W t ebb, historian. 

Samuel Adams Chapter (Methuen, 
Mass.) — This chapter has maintained 
during the past year the usual high 
standard of energy, enthusiasm and ac- 
tion, which has characterized it since its 
formation and is recognized in the town 
as a potent factor in the uplift of the 

During the summer of 1913, our chap- 
ter conducted and suported a vacation 
school in the Italian settlement in the 
east part of the town in what is known 
as Pleasant Valley. The school opened 
July 7, and was in session five weeks, 


five hours a day, six days in the week. 
One paid worker was employed by the 
chapter and she was assisted by volun- 
tary workers from among our members. 
The work included basket making, raf- 
fia work, doll making and dressing, pa- 
per cutting, folk dancing, music, patri- 
otic recitations, and language, through 
story telling. The enrollment was one 
hundred and forty-five, ages from one to 
fourteen years. Ten nationalities were 
represented as follows: Italian, Sicilian, 
Armenian, Polish, Syrian, Irish, French, 
German, Scotch and one American. 

During the winter, suppers and various 
entertainments have been held to raise 
funds for the same work during the 
summer of 1914, and already the chil- 
dren are looking forward with eager- 
ness to the opening of the vacation 
school, and many more than last sum- 
mer are likely to attend. 

Each year our chapter gives a prize 
of $5.00 to the boy and $5.00 to the girl 
making the most progress in American 
History, a substantial contribution to 
the Southern Educational Association, 
Hindman, Ky. ; Southern Industrial In- 
stitute, Camp Hill, Ala.; Martha Berry 
School, Rome, Ga. ; Arlington Day 
Nursery, Methuen, Mass. ; Lawrence 
Boys' Club, Lawrence, Mass. ; Florence 
Crittenden Rescue League, Boston, and 
$25.00 to International College, Spring- 
field, Mass. At the April meeting a sec- 
ond contribution of $15.00 was voted 
for this institution. — Camelia A. Howe, 

Old South Chapter (Boston, Mass.) 
— The chapter has continued to hold its 
regular monthly meetings during the 
past season from October to May, in- 
clusive, on the second Monday of each 
month, at Chipman Hall, Tremont Tem- 
ple, Boston. 

The Board of Management has also 
held monthly meetings in a committee 
room in Tremont Temple, with the ex- 
ception of a special meeting called in 
June, which was held at the home of 

the vice-regent, Mrs. H. P. Marston. 
in Melrose Highlands, Mass. 

The chapter celebrated its seventeenth 

anniversary at the December meeting. 
Greetings from other chapters were re- 
ceived, and two articles for the archives 
were presented to the chapter by Mrs. 
L. A. Stoekbridge, viz., a piece of the 
corner stone of Memorial Continental 
Hall, and a spoon made from wood taken 
from the old Bradlee House. The for- 
mal program, which was greatly en- 
joyed, consisted of a dramatic reading 
of Robert Browning's "A Blot in the 
'Scutcheon," by Mrs. Elsie Washburn, 
and songs by Mrs. Frances Dunton 

At the January meeting an address 
entitled Arresting the Drifts was given 
by the Rev. O. P. Gifford, of Brookline. 

A reading of Enoch Arden was given 
by the Rev. Otto E. Duerr, Lancaster. 
Mass., at the February meeting. Mrs. 
Isabelle Stantial, of Melrose, played a 
piano accompaniment to the reading. 

At the March meeting the Rev. Geo. 
L. Perrin gave a very interesting talk 
on Japan. 

The Ways and Means Committee, of 
which Mrs. Lucinda M. Viles is chair- 
man, have arranged whist parties at 
homes of the chapter members, and have 
given cake, candy and book-sales, which 
have realized goodly sums for the treas- 
ury of the chapter: and through the ef- 
forts of Mrs, Emmie Louise Peabody. 
recording secretary, a most delightful 
Choralcello concert was provided for 
the benefit of the chapter. 

The chapter has given, this year, fifty 
dollars toward the liquidation of the 
debt on Memorial Continental Hall; 
fifty dollars for the tuition of a girl at 
the Martha Berry School in Rome, Ga. : 
fifty dollars towards defraying the ex- 
penses of the regent to the Continental 
Congress; eighteen dollars for a leather 
case for the State ballot box; and five 
dollars was sent to the General Israel 
Putnam Chapter, of Dan vers, toward 
their fund for a fountain which they 
propose to erect in memory of Revolu- 



tionary Soldiers. This chapter has also 
presented a stationery die bearing the 
C. A. R. insignia to their auxiliary, the 
Sanctuary of Freedom' Society. 

There have been many cases of illness 
reported among our membership, and we 
regret to record the passing of two of 
our number: Mrs. Caroline L. P. Torrey 
Couchier, of Quincy, Mass., who was a 
charter member; and Mrs. Almira J. 
Prouty, of Chelsea, Mass. 

We now have a membership of two 
hundred and twenty-six. 

Two outings were held in June ; one 
through the courtesy of Mrs. 0. W. Sar- 
gent, at her summer home at Annisquam, 
where a delightful day was spent; and 
a day in Danvers visiting points of his- 
torical interest. 

On Nov. 3, the chapter entertained 
at State headquarters, in Ashburton 
Place. The regent, Mrs. Joseph H. Pat- 
terson, and the vice-regent, Mrs. H. P. 
Marston, received, assisted by the guests 
of honor, Mrs. Charles H. Bond, former 
Vice-President General, and by Mrs. 
George 0. Jenkins, State regent. 

The historian has collected and sent 
to Mrs. E. H. Allen, of Shirley, Mass., 
all available information concerning our 
chapter's "Real Daughters," for publi- 
cation in her book upon that subject. 

The regent and delegates attended the 
annual May conference, held May 16, 
at State Headquarters; the fall confer- 
ence, held in King's Chapel, on the last 
day of October and at State headquar- 
ters on the first day of November; and 
the annual conference of Massachusetts 
Regents and Delegates for Continental 
Congress, also held at State headquar- 
ters, in March. The Old South Chapter 
was represented at Continental Con- 
gress, in April, at Washington, D. C, 
by the regent, Mrs. Eugenie II. Patter- 
son, and two delegates, Mrs. Grace W,. 
^oyes and Mrs. Annie C. Ellison. — 
Elizabeth A. P. Williams, historian. 

Richard Arnold Chapter (Washing- 
ton, D. C). — This chapter, since its or- 
ganization, March 1G, 1912, has main- 
tained a high standard of work and 

ideals, due to its capable founder and 
regent, Mrs. Mary St. Clair Blackburn, 
supported by an enthusiastic member- 

The largest effort of the past year has 
been in the interest of The (George) 
Junior Republic, located between Balti- 
more and Washington. 

Early in the season, Miss Grace D. 
Thomas, of this committee, conceived the 
idea of presenting the institution with 
such an apple orchard as would yield au 
annual income of hundreds of dollars. 

The chapter promptly voted the 
money from its treasury and left the 
work in her capable and experienced 
hands. She selected the trees and the 
proper soil in which to plant them. 

April 21st, on a Board meeting day, 
the formal ceremony of presenting and 
planting the trees was conducted, in the 
presence of notable guests, from both 
interested cities. 

The first tree planted was named Rich- 
ard Arnold, a tribute to our regent and 
her ancestor. 

During the year the chapter has also 
worked for Friendship House, a social 
settlement located in the southeastern 
section of our city. 

This house, in itself, is interesting 
from an historic point of view; having 
been built and occupied by a mayor of 
Washington early in our capital city's 

It stands, a living example of chris- 
tian friendship, a helping hand in its 

The Richard Arnold Chapter has held 
eight meetings this year. The open 
meeting was a celebration of organiza- 

On this occasion, the chapter was de- 
lightfully entertained by Mrs. Joseph 
Stewart, our present vice-regent. 

The address of the evening was by 
Mr. H. V. Speilman, National Com- 
mander of the Sons of Veterans, taking 
for his subject, '* Benjamin Franklin, 
the Patriot." Mrs. Howard L. Hodg- 
kins, an honorary member and ex-Na- 
tional and State officer, followed. 


Mrs. Henry L. Mann, Vice-President 
General in Charge of Organization of 
Chapters, was present and assisted with 
the musical program. 

Miss Grace D. Thomas, violinist ; Miss 
Eugene De Guerin and Miss Phyllis 
Stewart played selections from classic 

The last, meeting of the year and an- 
nual election of officers took place May 
19th and resulted as follows: Mrs. 
Alexander M. Gorman, regent; Mrs. 
Joseph Stewart, vice regent; Mrs. 
George T. Sharp, corresponding secre- 
tary; Miss Grace D. Thomas, recording 
secretary; Mrs. Lowry L. Morrill, reg- 
istrar ; Mrs. Charles W. Floyd, historian. 
— Marie L. Gorman, regent. 

Boudinot Chapter (Elizabeth, N. J.). 
— The past year has been most success- 
ful. More work has been accomplished 
than ever before due to the official and 
co-operative work of the members finan- 
cially and in actual gain of membership. 
The dream of a home for the chapter — 
whose membership long since outgrew 
private houses — has been realized — the 
greatest achievement of the year. An 
old Revolutionary house was purchased 
by the Civic and Historical Associa- 
tion of Elizabeth, and named Carteret 
Arms — and a room has been rented 
by the chapter, the designs for which 
were given by Mr; Shiras Campbell 
as a memorial to his mother, Mrs. 
Benjamin H. Campbell, charter member 
and vice regent from the foundation of 
the chapter until her death. For some 
years money has been earned and put 
aside and called the "Chapter House 
Fund." "When the house was com- 
pleted, this money was used in the fur- 
nishing. Many gifts poured in and 
loans of valuable antiques from the 
members, too many to be enumerated. 
Among the gifts from Mrs. E. G. Put- 
nam, Honorary Vice President General 
of the National Society, were blue velour 
curtains and a large picture of herself 
which is highly prized. In December, 
on the 20th anniversary of the chapter, 
the room was formally opened by a re- 

ception given in honor of Mrs. Putnam 
who has been so devoted and generous 
to the chapter always. The guests 
were received by the regent, Miss Mary 
•Gansevoort Van Vranken, Mrs. Putnam. 
Mrs. Libby, Vice President General 
and Mrs. Yardley, State regent. The 
room was lighted with many candles 
and the quantities of flowers banking 
the old time mantels, the large fireplaces 
and many mirrors, all made the room a 
bit of beauty that will not soon be for- 
gotten by the members and the many 
noted guests from out of town. While 
the chapter room at Carteret Arms— 
and which represents a great deal of 
time and money — is the special achieve- 
ment of the year, it has not been the 
only one by tuiy means. It was decided 
over a year ago that as it was possible 
the chapter should mark in a suitable 
manner the route of the British from 
Eiizabethtown to Springfield. Last June 
a marker at a cost of $200 was erected 
at Galloping Hill and Colonia roads. 
With much ceremony it was unveiled in 
the presence of hundreds. Besides edu- 
cating two children at McKee, Ken- 
tucky, the chapter has given $50.00 to 
the memorial fund for Miss Mecum, and 
established an annual sum to be given 
each May on the birthday of Eli as 
Boudinot to the Visiting Nurse Associa- 
tion of Elizabeth. During Lent there 
were small card parties held weekly in 
the chapter room to help raise the rent 
for same, also entertainments for the 
non-players with the same end in view. 
There have been through the year four 
resignations and two deaths. Twent^ - 
four members have been received. The 
present total membership is 125, making 
the chapter the largest in the State. 
Surely looking over the year past ther? 
is much to be proud of. There is a 
great deal to be done the coming year. 
but with "Onward" for our motto, and 
the efficient loyal leadership of the re 
gent, it will be accomplished.— -Adelaide 
Newell, Meek, historian. 

Pittsburgh Chapter (Pittsburgh, Pa.^ 
— During the past two years the Pitts- 



burgh Chapter has continued to in- 
crease in interest and membership, hav- 
ing at this date 606 members. The re- 
gent is Mrs. Robert T. Reineman. The 
chapter meets in the " Twentieth Cen- 
tury. Club" house. 

Washington's Birthday, in 1913, was 
celebrated by an interesting miscellane- 
ous program, and in 1914 by a unique 
entertainment of moving pictures, "The 
Belle of Yorktown," and the "Witch 
of Salem." The chapter had a garden- 
party on the grounds of the Thurston- 
Gleim School on Flag Dayfi 1912. Mrs. 
Joseph W. Marsh, retiring regent, pre- 
sented the new regent, Mars. Reineman, 
to the D. A. R. and their guests. The 
guest of honor, Mrs. ¥m. B. Neff of 
Cleveland, Ohio, made an address on 
"Conservation of the Home." 

Flag Day, 1913, was celebrated at the 
residence of Mrs. William Thaw, Jr. 
"As You Like It," Sewickley, by a 
garden party. The guest of honor was 
the President General, N. S. D. A. R., 
Mrs. William dimming Story. Mrs. 
Story made an address to the large as- 
sembly, chiefly about Memorial Conti- 
nental Hall. 

The chapter through its secretary and 
other members, requested its representa- 
tives in Congress and the State Legis- 
lature to vote for the bills protecting 
wild birds, and joined w r ith the Twenti- 
eth Century Club in engaging Mr. T. 
Gilchrist Pearson, secretary of the Na- 
tional Audubon Society, to give an il- 
lustrated lecture explaining the neces- 
sity of these laws. 

To prevent desecration of the flag the 
chapter again had a thousand copies of 
the State law to prevent and punish the 
desecration of the flag, printed for mail- 
ing to business and manufacturing firms. 
Each copy of the law to be accompanied 
by a note from the chapter, requesting 
co-operation in the effort to have the law 

This year prizes were offered to seven 
public schools to be given to the two 
pupils having the highest standing in the 
study of United States history at the 

close of the school year. The first prize, 
five dollars; second price, two and one- 
half dollars. Within two years Mrs. 
John Hillman has presented, through the 
chapter, $2000 to Maryville College, Ten- 
nessee, for a scholarship in memory of 
her daughter Elizabeth. 

Miss Alice Thurston also gave through 
the chapter to the National Society, an 
annual scholarship valued at $800 in her 
school, which is situated in Pittsburgh. 

A new work was taken up this year, 
that of helping the boys and girls in the 
detention-rooms of the Juvenile Court. 
Mrs. William J. Askin, chairman, cf 
committee on "Welfare of Women and 
Children," with her committee, visits 
these rooms twice a week, teaching the 
girls needlework, and an instructor from 
the Y. M. C. A. has been employed to 
work among the boys, giving military 
drill, story hour, etc. 

Nine Clubs of the Children of the 
Republic have been organized with Mrs. 
W. F. Stevens, chairman. Each club 
has a man instructor and are named 
General John Forbes, Abraham Lincoln, 
Fort Duquesne, Robley D. Evans, Wm. 
Penn, Count Pulaski (these boys are 
Poles), two for General George Wash- 
ington, and Daniel Boone. 

At the chapter meeting in April 
(1914) nearly 100 boys representing 
these clubs, gave a demonstration of 
their ability to conduct a business meet- 
ing, and also gave recitations and violin 
music to a delighted audience. 

The chapter and the department of 
the Y. M. C. A. aiding foreigners, have 
given a series of illustrated lectures be- 
fore boys' clubs, men's civic clubs (for- 
eigners) and settlements. These lectures 
were supplied by the Tnterch an enable 
Bureau of Lectures and Lantern Slides, 
and from the Captain Robert Nichols 
Chanter: the Y. M. C. A. supplied the 
reader and lantern. 

The number of visitors registered at 
th* Blockhouse of Fort Pitt (built by 
Colonel Bouquet in 1764) from June, 
1912, to June, 1913, was 10,067, from 
that date to June, 1914, 20,288. 


In May, 1913, a flag was presented to 
the Peter's Creek Baptist Church to be 
placed upon a pole in the graveyard in 
honor of soldiers of the Americau Revo- 
lution buried there. 

In June, 1913, the historian requested 
the chapter to send to her the names and 
places of burial of soldiers of the Amer- 
ican Revolution who were buried in Al- 
legheny county and adjacent counties 
(where there are no chapters). A re- 
sponse was made by a number of the 
D. A. R. and by friends interested in 
this historical record. Some graves can- 
not be exactly located owing to lapse of 
time and neglect, though there is knowl- 
edge or records of such burials. — Mary 
'Hara Darlington, historian. 

Monroe Chapter (Brockport, N.. Y.) 
— While the efforts of the chapter have 
been given mostly this year to raising 
funds for a town clock we have done 
something in other lines. 

A number of the chapter met with 
members of the G. A. R. at Normal Hall 
May 30th for exercises, at which time 
our new regent, Mrs. George Adams, 
made a formal presentation of a beau- 
tiful silk flag given to the G. A. R. by 
the chapter. One hundred badges were 
made and distributed at most of our 
meetings.. D. A. R. stationery is kept 
on hand. A few copies of the Daugh- 
ters of American Revolution Maga- 
zine are being taken. 

Mrs. Folke was with us and gave a 
talk on civic work. Mrs. Augsbury also 
spent a day with us giving a talk on 
patriotism in various lines. 

Mrs. Sylvester, first regent of the 
chapter, was made honorary regent. 

Red Cross seals were handled by us — 
$98 taken in. Fifty dollars was sent to 
Berry School and called "Mary Jane 
Holmes Scholarship'' out of regard for 
one of our first and dearly loved mem- 

A Harvest Festival and Musical En- 
tertainment in the evening of the same 
day brought us in $225 which, with most 
other funds raised this year, went to- 
ward town clock. 

Dr. Thompson gave us a talk in Nor- 
mal Hall on "Needs of the Youth of our 

Our regent attended State Conference 
and gave us a fine report of the same. 

In January we were favored with 
Mrs. Dow's presence (regent of the 
Rochester chapter) at which time she 
gave us her famous paper on "Some 
Favorite Hymns," Mrs. Morgan singing 
some verses of "Rock of Ages," "Jesus, 
Lover of My Soul," etc. 

A D. A. R. ball resulted in $15.50 and 
a pleasant time. A card party brought 

Fourteen hundred dollars has been 
raised for the town clock, some being 
given by organizations and some by in- 

Death entered our ranks and took a 
loved one, Mrs. Fannie Garrison, but 
our number is increased by seventeen 

We met in a body on Washington's 
Birthday at the Presbyterian Church 
and listened to a timely discourse. Pro- 
ceeds of collection given to town clock 

With our regular monthly meetings, 
some specials, usual number of Board 
meetings, and the unceasing efforts put 
forth by our regent in all lines for chap- 
ter success, we feel we have ended a very 
good year in the life of Monroe Chapter. 
— Mary W. G. Dobson, recording sec- 

Scranton City Chapter (Scranton 
Pa.) has just closed another prosperous 
year. Our meetings have grown in in- 
terest and the membership has greatly 
increased, numbering 144 active and 
5 associate members. 

At the annual meeting in May, 1913, 
Mrs. T. J. Foster was re-elected regent. 

Our regular meetings were resumed 
in September meeting this year at Hotel 
Casey. The program committee pre- 
pared a very interesting program and 
year-book for the year 1913-14 and the 
members responded very ably to their 
part of the work. The September meet- 
ing was one of pleasurable greeting of 



friends after a season of rest and recre- 
ation. Mrs. A. P: Riser read a paper 
on the "History of the Organization/' 
Mrs. Barthold, a paper on "The History 
of Patriotic Songs'' and "History of 
the Insignia" was read by Miss Mott. 

The Scranton City Chapter enter- 
tained' the State Conference this year 
and the October meeting was given over 
to the final business arrangements. At 
this meeting Mrs. Foster gave a very 
beautiful D. A. R. banner to the chap- 
ter. Mrs. Murray making the presenta- 
tion in behalf of the regent and Mrs. 
A merman accepted in behalf of the 
chapter. Miss Wallace of Carbondale 
sang. Our chapter may well be proud 
ef the splendid arrangements planned 
and carried out for the entertainment 
of the State Conference. 

On November 11, a special business 
meeting of the chapter was called at the 
home of the regent. After the reports 
of committees and other business relat- 
ing to conference was finished, an in- 
formal reception to the chapter was 
given the members of the board assisting 
Mrs. Foster in receiving. The beauti- 
ful home of our regent was thrown open 
and was tastefully arranged with flow- 
ers and ferns. 

At our regular meeting in November 
Mrs. Friedwald gave a reading. Re- 
ports from conference were heard. 

Mrs. J. M. Schackf ord, a member of 
the State Flag Committee had charge 
of the January meeting and she gave 
a very instructive and entertaining pro- 
gram. Mrs. Weinbrake gave a fine 
paper on "The Inception of the Flag." 
Mrs. Hill read an excellent paper on 
"Our Flag" and Mrs. Major gave a 
splendid one on "The Star Spangled 
Banner." Miss Armstrong with a class 
of foreign children, gave a flag drill, 
and sang patriotic songs. One little 
Italian girl sang a solo. Miss Beddoe 
sang "Barbara Fritchie. " 

On February 5th, we celebrated our 
birthday as a chapter, with a luncheon 
at Hotel Casey. The large table where 
the guest of honor our "Real Daughter" 

and officers sat was tastefully arranged 
with flowers. Smaller tables were grouped 
around where the chapter members were 
seated. Mrs. Dreisbaeh, State secretary 
elect was the guest of honor and gave 
the principal address. Mrs. Foster, our 
regent, gave an address of welcome and 
Mrs. F. Whitney Davis our honorary 
regent gave a brief history of the or- 
ganization of our chapter. Mrs. Geo. 
Warner played a violin solo, accom- 
panied by Miss Helen Russel. Mrs. 
Lilly Joseph Keller sang a solo. 

At the February regular meeting. 
Mrs. Kennedy gave an excellent paper 
on the "Legendary History and Devel- 
opment of Scranton." Miss Price sang. 

At the March meeting, Mrs. R. P. 
Frew prepared a splendid paper on 
"The Trail of the Alien." 

At the April meeting we had a report 
from our regent of the Continental Con- 
gress in Washington. Miss Dean and 
Thomas J. Foster, Jr., gave a banjo 
duet which was much enjo} T ed. 

We have lost two members by death' 
this year. Flowers have been sent to 
our sick members and to four families 
among our members. 

There are still some verified graves of 
Rev. soldiers to mark. The markers are 
on hand and the marking will be done 
soon with appropriate exercises. 

Thus our year closes and it is with 
deep appreciation for the many kind- 
ness and courtesies to the chapter from 
our regent, Mrs. Foster, that we close 
this successful administration. — Eva 
Frampton Weightnour, historian. 

Saint Louis Chapter (St. Louis, 
Mo.). Consisting of nearly four hun- 
dred members, has been most active and 
the w r ork done has been reported to the 
Continental Congress. 

It has long been a cherished wish to 
have a permanent home and a plan was 
started some years ago — and a sinking 
fund made to which has been added 
various amounts from time to time. 

When the magnificent Jefferson Mem- 
orial in Forest Park was dedicated the 
Missouri Historical Society in charge of 

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the east-wing threw open to the mem- 
bers of Saint Louis chapter the assem- 
bly room which they furnished at a 
cost, of nearly three thousand dollars. 
Three historic chains, restored to their 
former beauty adorn the platform. The 
seats .in the hall are of solid mahogany, 
comfortable chairs, exact copy of the 
ones used in the Bench of England for 
two centuries. A tablet on the walls 
records the gifts. We own the silver 
and the china, white and gold. A grand 
piano was loaned by one of the Daugh- 
ters. The room is hung with ancient 
historic flags. Rugs and draperies are 
of the Continental colors, buif and blue. 

In a corridor of the Historical So- 
ciety, we placed a line bronze tablet 
with portrait to the memory of Colonel 
Samuel Hammond, a Revolutionary 
soldier whose home in former years 
stood in the neighborhood. 

The Saint Louis Chapter contributed 
one hundred and fifty dollars to Con- 
tinental Hall and has a hundred dollar 
scholarship at the school of the Ozarks 
in addition to the per capita tax for the 
same work. — Miss Mary S. Finney, 

Elijah Clark Chapter (Athens, 
Georgia). It is with much pleasure 
that I write of our chapter — in number 
45 — all active working members. Our 
motto "Non Nobis Sed Aliis," has 
made us feel that we must push forward 
and do all we can for the uplifting and 
upbuilding of the masses, reaching out 
for the less privileged classes, many of 
whom have ancestors among the bravest 
and worthiest of Revolutionary times. 
Consequently the work of this chapter 
has been tor the most part ''educa- 
tional." For several years we had at 
our state Normal college a young girl, 
who we are hoping will do honor to 
our chapter, as well as to herself* 
We are now working for a perpetual 
scholarship fund, and we are happy to 
say that we have very nearly raised the 
required amount; we have, always Deen, 
and still are, ready to respond as far 
as we are able to all public and private 

causes that may need our help. We 
meet regularly every month. Our rule 
is to devote the first part of the meeting 
to business, after which we take up the 
literary part, consisting of historical 
papers, storiettes and talks on Revolu- 
tionary subjects. 

Our honored regent in whose attrac- 
tive home we hold our meetings, gives 
each year several beautiful and artistic 
entertainments in which there is always 
a most charming and unique literary 
feature. On several occasions there were 
passed around appropriate and most 
beautifully executed souvenirs, pictures 
of "Ye Olden Tymes," these pictures 
being designed and drawn by the re- 
gent's talented sister Miss Emma Long. 
On the 22nd of last February, Dean 
Snelling of the University of Geneva, 
gave a very line and instructive paper 
on " ' Bloody Marsh. ' ' 

Our chapter complimented the U. D. 
C. state convention which met here last 
spring with a lovely afternoon recep- 
tion, at the home of the regent. This 
entertainment was greatly enjoyed and 
much apreciated by the convention. 

In the coming winter we hope to have 
a course of evening lectures on Side 
Lights, of Revolutionary times, believ- 
ing this w T ill be the best means of im- 
provement for ourselves, and also the 
building up of our chapter. Let me 
say in closing, there is one thing to 
which each chapter should give the 
most earnest heed, and that is, to try 
and unearth and bring to light every 
item and fact of the history of our an- 
cestors that we may weave, and form 
a chain from the days of 1776, which 
shall be full of interest, beauty and 
instructive. For those who will take 
our places in a few years in the largest 
Society of Patriotic women ever formed. 

I agree with the remarks of the His- 
torian General when she says the whole 
great country of America is (now) flung 
open for historians; America has ar- 
rived at that position where she rather 
likes to be studied by her neighbors. — 
(Mrs.) Ellen Peebles Crawford, his- 



Mary Baker Allen Chapter (Corn- 
wall, N. Y.) The annual meeting of 
the chapter was held on June 13th, with 
Mrs. Boy Bingham as hostess. Flags 
and flowers in profusion decorated the 
pleasant home where were assembled 
members and guests numbering about 
thirty. Three more resident members 
were present, Mrs. A. S. Bingham of 
Brattleboro, Mrs. S. H. Lane of New 
York and Miss Marguerite Lane of Jen- 
Jrinstown, Pa. The business meeting 
was lengthy. The old board of officers 
was retained, viz.: Mrs. C, H. Lane, re- 
gent; Mrs. W. H. Bingham, vice-regent,; 
Mrs. K. II. Taylor, Secretary; Mrs. M. 
0. Field, treasurer; Mrs. C. L. Wit- 

herell, registrar: Miss Katharine Gris- 
wold, historian; Mrs. J. W. Atwood, 
chaplain. This chapter, organized in 
1909, now numbers fifty, all working 
together in harmony and goodwill. 
Our chapter was presented at the last 
National Congress by our regent Mrs. 
C. H. Lane and our alternate Mrs. S. 
If. Lane, of New York. Both ladies 
gave interesting reports of the work of 
the Congress. We are now working for 
the attainment of two objects, first a 
marker for the Revolutionary Heroes 
and second, a monument to be erected 
on the site of the historic Anne Story 
cave on the bank of Otter Creek. 


Two Important Notices 


During the first three months of last 
year that the magazine was published 
by the National Society, under the su- 
pervision and management of the Maga- 
zine Committee, the September number 
came out on the twenty-fifth of August, 
the October number on the twenty-fifth 
of September and the November issue 
on the twenty-fifth of October. 

At this time the National Board of 
Management found that the business of 
the Society could be transacted better 
on the third Wednesday in the month 
than on the first, and this change of 
date unavoidably threw the magazine 

out of its regular date of issuance, as 
the magazine is the Official Organ of the 
Society and is obliged to print the min- 
utes of the meetings of the National 

In order to re-arrange the issuing of 
the magazine, regulating the rate, the 
August and September numbers have 
been combined in one and the same is- 
sue. In this way the October number 
will come out during the third week of 
September, the November issue the third 
week of October, etc. — Florence G. 
Finch, Chairman of Magazine Com- 


The Proceedings of the Twenty-third 
Continental Congress will be out about 
the second week in September and will 
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in stating that the material copied for the 
Genealogical Department last year, the list of 
S. C. Rev. Soldiers, as it appeared in the 
columns of the ' ' State ' * years ago, will be 

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address Eoberi LeEoy Beardsley, Secretary, 
San Francisco, California. 


2901. (2) Graham. Miss Juli-a M. Alexan- 
der Regent of the Mecklenburg Declaration of 
Independence Chapter, sends a very interesting 
sketch of Gen. Joseph Graham written by his 
granddaughter, Mrs. Laura Morrison Brown, 
Historian of the Chapter, giving his services 
more in detail. He was a very handsome man, 
even in old age judging from the cut of him 
accompanying the article in the Charlotte Ob- 
server of May 25, 1914. This chapter possesses 
the unique distinction of being composed en- 
tirely of descendants of the Signers of that 
famous document for which the chapter is 

McLester. The name of Joseph McLester 
does hot appear in the Index to the N. C. Ar- 
chives; neither has anyone entered the D. A. R. 
on the services of a man named McLester. — 
Gen. Ed. 

3030. (5) Davis. Benjamin, David and Owen 
Davis were among the first settlers of Columbia 
(now Cincinnati), Ohio; and the only ones by 
name of Davis that are given in the History 
of Cincinnati and Butler County as being among 
the "pioneers. — Gen. Ed. 

3030. (V) Davis. In the application for 
pension of Daniel Davis, (W. F. 3519) May 

4, 1818, he deposed that he was in his sixty- 
fifth year ; and while he does not give the place 
of his birth he states that he enlisted in Goshen, 
N. Y. April 1, 1777 for three years in an " Ad- 
ditional Continental Regiment for N. J. M and 
was transferred in 1780 to the first N. Y. regi- 
ment. He mentions his wife and eight children, 
five of whom were capable of supporting them- 
selves, the other three being Elijah, Woodward 
and Daniel, aged 10, 7 and 8 yrs. respectively. 
He died at Madisonville, Hamilton Co., Ohio 
(from which place he had applied for pension) 
Feb. 18, 1851 and Mch. 7 of the same year his 
wid. Mary applied stating that she was married 
to Daniel Davis in Bourbon Co., Ky., in 1796, 
and that her maiden name was Mary Thomason. 
She was possibly a second wife, as in Daniel's 
application he speaks of some of his children 
being married in 1820. Christian Davis of 
Alliance, Ohio, is the only other child mentioned 
in the application. — Gen. Ed. 

3104. (6) Terrill. The only Joel Terrill 
who applied for a pension from N". C. was one 
who received an Invalid's pension in 1813. 
His daughter, 85 yrs. old in 1885, Mr3. Evelina 
A. Erwin, a Real Daughter of the D. A. R. 
was the last surviving child of the four, who. 



with a widow Martha (Williams) Tcrrill, sur- 
vived him after his death in Rutherford Co. 
N". C. Kis grandson stated that he was wounded 
in Guilford; but the papers in the case were 
•destroyed many years ago. — Gen* Ed. 

3161. Alston. According to the Allstons 
of North and South Carolina, pp 110-117, Capt. 
John Alston in Ann Hunt Macon (dau. of 
Gideon who d in 1761) and had six children: 
the last three being minors at the time of 
his death in 1784* His widow m (2) Billy 
Green, a widower with eleven children of his 
own. The ch. of Capt. John Alston were: 
Joseph John, b 1763, m Esther Wright; a Rev. 
pensioner in 1S35; Gideon, b 1765, m in 1789 
Frances Atherton (1770-1830) and d 1831; 
Willis, m (1) Pattie Moore, by whom he had no 
children; m (2) in 1817; Sallie Madaline 
Potts; Robert West, b 1781, m Henrietta Green 
(dau. of William) ; and Priscilla Jones and 
Ann Hunt, both of whom died young. — Gen. Ed. 

31S0. (3) Randall. The "sou of Wm. and 
Hannah (Mason) Randall, named Mason Ran- 
dall, m Lucy — and may have had a dau. Lucy. 
He was a Rev. soldier from Nottingham, N. H. 
and moved to Newbury, Yt. — Miss Eunice E. 
Priest, 4826 Hazel Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 

3228. Pasteur. William Pasteur, son of 
Jean Pasteur, (a native of Genoa, who came 
to Va. in the Huguenot emigration, and whose 
will was proved in York Co., Nov. 16, 1741), 
was a physician, partner with Dr. John Gait, 
and lived in Williamsburg, Ya. He ra Eliz. 
Stith, dau. of Wm. Stith, President of Wm. 
and Mary College, and they bad a son, Wm. 
Stith Pasteur, who was b Nov. 12, 1762, and 
possibly other children. In 1785 Dr. Wm. Pas- 
teur advertised his house for sale, "630 acres 
on King's Creek, having on it a large, elegant 
two story house with nine rooms and ten closets, 
suitable for a large, opulent family.' ' He d 
in 1795 leaving his estate to his sister, Anne 
Craig, his niece, and nephew, and a life estate 
to his wife. This would seem to indicate that 
his children had died before him. The above 
records are taken from Wm. and Mary Quar- 
terly, Vols. XVI, III and X.~Miss Sue A. 
Harris, 208 Forrest Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 

3253. Merrill-Blackstone. Mr. Fred O. 
Conant, 225 Commercial St., Portland, Maine, 
an authority on the Merrills and Blackstones 
of Maine, writes that he has a record of a Sar- 
ah Blackstone (dau. of Nathaniel), b ab. 1791, 
who m ab. 1817, Edward B. Merrill; and an- 
other Sarah (dau of Benjamin), b. ab. 17S0, 
who m Moses Greely and moved to Ohio. She 
had a brother, John, who is said to have set- 
tled in Nobleboro or Damariscotta, Maine. He 
*nay be the father of Sarah who m Thomas 

3254. (2) Cavalt or Covalt. Fort Covalt 
was named for GapJL^Abraham Covalt, a native 
of N. J. but resident of Bedford Co., Pa. and 

Rev. soldier, who left Penua. Jan 1, 1 7S£> V &th) 
came to Ohio. Thus Abraham Covalt Beed v 
was earned not only for the fort, but for ta> 
man for whom the fort was named, and vv o«,» 
probably was the leader of the garrison sta 
tioued there when young Beedle was born. (Se<* 
History of Cincinnati and Bu!ler Co., Oh ; ..y 
pp 34-8) — Gen. Ed. 

327$. Fowler-Dewey. Rhoda Dewey was 
the dau. of Israel Dewey who is said to bavv 
been drafted to go with Capt. Daniel Sacked 
to reinforce the Continental Army, Aug. 1:\ 
1777 but no record of his service is to be fotUKl 
at Boston State House. — Mrs. Josephine IK 
Woolverton, 203 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, Ohio. 

32 S8. Brooks-Fogg. Mrs. Natalie X. 
Fernald, 550 Shepherd St., Washington, D. O. 
has a list of the children of Wm. and Mary 
Fogg, his wife, and there is no William among 
them. She has the record of another William, 
however, who is very probably the one desired^ 
which she will furnish for fifty cents. 

3306. Moss. Major Hugh Moss w-as wounded 
in She Battle of Brandy wine and died from 
these wounds and the exposure to the severity 
of the winter at Valley Forge. His will waa 
dated Feb. 11, 1780 and probated Mch. 20, 
17SO; so he died between these dates. la 
' ' Kentucky Pioneer Women ' ' by Mary Flor- 
ence Tanry, p 53, the statement is made that 
Keturab. Leitch Taylor, born Keturah Moss 
was fx>r.n Sept. 11, 1793, and was the daughter 
of Major Hugh Moss who was formerly of the 
Revolutionary army and died while she was n 
chiLL" The above was taken from a manu- 
script account -written by Gen. James Taylor 
of Newport, Ky. a son-in-law of Major Moss. 
Major Moss was in command of a company 
of Goochland Co. Militia, which was raised and 
equipped by the citizens of the county. — Miss 
Elica G. Browning, Indianapolis Public Li- 
brary, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Keturah L. (Moss) Taylor was the daughter 
of Br. James L. Moss who was a major in the 
Revolution and the son of Major Hugh Moss. — 
Gen,. Ed. 

348JL Lee-Pcjecell. The brothers and sis- 
ters of Light Horse Harry Lee were: Henry, 
Charles. Richard Bland, Theororick, Edmund 
Jennings, Lucy, b 1774, d. unm.; Mary, who in 
Philip Richard Fendall, and Anne, b 1776, who 
m Win. Byrd Page. Richard Lee, however, in 
Miss Corbyn, and had a son Richard who m 
Miss Silk, and had George, Lettice and Martha, 
George m Miss Wormley, who d, leaving one 
daughter. This may have been the one who m 
James Purcell and left a dau Louise Wormley 
Pureell, who m Smith 3. Parker.— Mrs. W. II. 
Smith, Gaffney, S. C. 

34&0. Btrtckler. There were twenty-four 
men by name of Striekfer, whe-served from Pen 
na. in the Revolution; but as Jcirst/ian Strick- 


Icr w-55 bora near Harrisburg. it is possible that 
Abraham Strickler, who lived in Dauphin Co. 
during the Rev., may bo the one desired. Tho 
only way to find out would be to go through the 
wills and deeds in Dauphin Co. and endeavor to 
ascertain which was the father of Jonathan. — 
Gen. Ed. 

34&2T KTLE-RamSAY-GwynN. There were 
fourteen men by name of Kyle, and one by 
name of Kyall who served in the Kev. There 
were also a number of Ramsays, and it would 
be impossible to give any satisfactory answer 

to this question until more information was fur- 

3495. Andre ws-Lane-Ellis-Carroll. There 
was a Wm. Andrews who was a Rev. pensioner 
from Virginia, and an examination of his re-; - 
ord might give the name of his wife and chil- 
dren. Joseph Andrews is not given a3 a Kev. 
soldier in Va. Rev. Soldiers, or the Supplement, 
published by the State Library of Va., nor in 
McAllister 's Virginia Militia in the Revolution. 
—Gen. Ed. 


3451. Ftller-Talrot. James Fuller, b abt. 
1730, resided in Killingly Township, Conn., had 
& dan. Polly, m — Talbot. They had a son 
James Fuller Talbot. Did James Fuller serve 
in Rev. or was there Rev. service in the Talbot 
line! Will be grateful for any inf. concerning 

(2) French-Sweet. Barlow French, b 
Salisbury, Herldmer Co., N. Y., April 13, 1798, 
in Feb. 1S14 went to Seneca Lake and later 
to Buffalo, N. Y., m 1S25 Dorcas Sweet, who 
d IS 60, had Thomas, Joseph, Harlow, Henry, 
Mary, Lucy. Ancestry of Harlow French and 
Dorcas Sweet desired. Is there Rev. ancestry f 
— E. If. C. 

3451A. Harper- Jeffries. Wanted, names 
of parents of Joseph (?) Harper and Alice 
(Elsie) Jeffries, b 1734, who were m at Harris- 
burg Penna. abt. 1760. Did either side have 
Rev. services? Also Rev. service of Col. Harper 
who was under Gen. Green or Gen. Marion, 
probably at Stony Point. Also soldiers of the 
Harper name at Brandywine, Germantown, Val- 
ley Forge, or who crossed the Delaware with 

(2) Ferguson-Dunn-Moore. Ancestry de- 
sired of Lydia Ferguson, b March 8, 1769, m 
Robert Dunn abt. 1795, possibly in Ireland, 
probably in Penna. in the Chambersburg or 
Shippensburg vicinity, whence they moved to 
Butler Co., Ohio, in 1801. The father of Robert 
was James Dunn, whose 1st wife was Elizabeth 
Moore. Wanted name of second wife. Judge 
James Dana d in Butler Co., Ohio, 1818; his 
Rev. service and ancestry desired. 

(3) Miles-Harper. Wanted, ancestry 
(grandparents and uncles) of Mary Miles, (dau 
of William and Frances Miles), b June 15, 
1789 prcb. in Va, (brothers were John, Jesse, 
Benjamin, George), m Elisha Harper abt. 1806, 
prob. in Chester Co. Penna. She was said to 
belong to a wealthy and aristocratic Va. family. 
Wanted also Rev. service of her father and her 
mother's zcjii^ii name, also the whereabouts of 
her Lrc-'h-.s 1 ' descendants. 

(4) &To*&L/ Wanted, names of descendants 


to the 3rd generation of 
the Dec. 

(5) Harper-Miles-Dunn-Ferguson. Gene- 
alogies, if in possession of the Society or in 
the Congressional Library, to what branches 
do each refer T 

(6) Garrett-Harper. Garrett of Md.. m 
Miss Harper, said to be of the Harper's Ferry 
Harpers, and had William, Amos, Samuel. 
Nicholas, Rebecca, Rachel and Kitty. Wm. 
Garrett, one of the sons, b Md. Dec. 18. 1781. 
m Elizabeth Wilson; had Washington, Keery, 
Mary and Elizabeth. Nicholas Garrett another 
son. had Elizabeth, Ann, Elisha, Amos, Sarah. 
Mary, Samuel and Henry. Wanted, ancestry 
and Rev. service of Miss Harper. — 7>. O. H. 

3452. Merrill-McLellan. Daniel Merrill 
of Thornton, N. H., had a dau Mary (1SQ3- 
1866) who m July 23, 1827 Aaron McLe.Us.r, 
of Thornton. Was Daniel Merrill a descendant 
of Nathaniel Merrill, the emigrant, and was 
Daniel's father a Rev. soldier? 

(2) Wilson- Varnum. Did Jesse Wilson of 
Pelham, N. H., the Rev. soldier, b March 15, 
1713, have a son Nathaniel who m Abigail 
Varnum, b 1777 Dracut, Mass. Date of birth 
and death of Nathaniel desired also other data. 

(3) Merrill. Was Aaron Merrill Bev. 
soldier of Hampton Falls, N. H., a descendant 
of Nathaniel the emigrant? 

(4) Varnum. Dorothy and Abigail Var- 
num were daughters of Capt. Williams (5) 
Varnum (Abraham-4 John-3 Samuel-2 George- 
1) b Oct. 19, 1746, Dracut, Mass., moved Feb. 
7, 1779 to Thornton, N. H., moved 1791 to 
Peachara, Vt., where ho d Aug. 15, 1814. E<e 
was known at Thornton in 1782 as Capt. and 
this title is inscribed on his tombstone at 
Peaeharn. I have been unable to find any Rev 
service but Mr. John M. Varnum, editor cf 
"The Varnuins of Dracutt" thinks that he- 
must have been Capt. of a train-band, and 
says (p. 38 )"It is not of record that he per- 
formed military service, although, undoubtedly, 
he did, as his relatives of the same generation 
were all m the war of the Revolution as minute- 
men iii the Continental army. Would this 



record be accepted on a regular or supplemental 

application for membership in the D. A. E.f 
C. McL. E. 

3452A. Craig-Bird. Charles Craig, Capt. in 
the Continental Line, m a dau of Mark Bird 
of Beading Penna., d 17S2 leaving a widow 
and child. Their names and their descendants ', 
with dates, wanted for which we will be truly 
grateful.-- S. C. 

3453. Wea^er-Patman. Mrs. A. L. Porter, 
Sylacauga, Ala,, would like to correspond di- 
rectly with the descendants of any of the 
following families, or with anyone who can 
assist in the search for data concerning them: 
Samuel "Weaver m Mary Patrnan and lived in 
Oglethorpe Co., Ga., then in Campbell Co., Ga., 
near Palmetto. They are said to have come 
to Ga. from Va. They had Andrew, m 3 times, 
(1) — Lester of Athens, Ga.; William, m — 
Carroll; Susan, m (1) — Hines, (2) ■ — Lang- 
nine; Nancy, m Leonard Phillips; Elizabeth, 
m Thomas Checvcs; Mary, m Hardeway Smith; 
Sarah, m Samuel Swanson; Seaborn and John. 
Mary b 1818, prob. the youngest child. Mary 
Patrnan had 3 brothers, David, Watson and 
Jackson Patrnan. The Patmans are said to be 
direct descendants of Pocahontas. Is there a 
genealogy or association of the descendants of 

(2) Jennings. Robert Jennings of Ogle- 
thorpe Co., Ga. m and had Allen, b abt. 1790, 
m Cynthia Varner; Robert, m Eioiaa Brown; 
William, rn — ; Susan, rn Thomas Hale; all 
lived in Fayette Co., Ga. in 1S30. Wanted, 
Robert's wife's maiden name and parentage 
of all. 

(3) Varner. Frederick Yarner of Ogle- 
thorpe Co., Ga., m abt. 1787 and had Edward, 
b 1789, m (1) Emma Dent, (2) Mrs. Cynthia 
(Iiardwick) Byrora ; Mark, m Polly Johnson ; 
Cynthia, m Allen Jennings. Wanted, Freder- 
ick's wife's name and parentage of all. 

(4) Bell-Casmichael. Wanted, parents of 
Frances Bell, sister of Johnson Bell; she was 
b Sept. 17, 1784, Abbeville, S. C, m Arthur 
Carinichael 1800, and lived near Moreland, Ga. 

(5) Thompson-Boyd. Wanted, name of 
Daniel Thompson's wife. Some think it was 
Jane Boyd. They were m ab. 1780 in Prosper- 
ity, S. C and had James, b 1793, m Elizabeth 
Carmichael: Daniel had brothers, Arthur, 
Abram, William, Charles and James; sisters 
Elizabeth, m Patrick Carmichael; Mary, m 
James Young, Hannah, m Robert Moore; Anne, 
m John Enlow. The family eame from Ireland. 
Ancestry of above-named familes wanted. 

(6) Lesley-Wilson. Thomas Lesley, b 1800, 
m Susan Wilson, b 1802, both b in Abbeville or 
Anderson Co., S. C. and moved to Coweta Co., 
Ga. Thomas "and a brother Joseph were eons 
of a first wife and had 2 half brothers, Robert 
and Nathan by 2d wife. x Wanted, ancestry- of 

Thomas and Susan. The Lesleys were related 
to the McDiils and Dawson of S. C. 

3453A. KAi.MORE-SrENCER-GuTHRiE. John 
Spencer was a Scotch-Irishman, who came to 
this country ab. 1790, locating in S. C, where 
he married Miss Xancy Kaimore. She was an 
acquaintance in her girlhood days of Spencer 
in Ireland; but emigra f ed with her father and 
brother John to this country before the Rev. 
war in which both her father and brother John 
took an active part. Mr. Spencer was a weaver 
by trade, but after reaching this country took 
up farming. He lost his mother on ship-board, 
and his father had died before the others emi- 
grated. John Kaimore was imprisoned by the 
British and kept for seven years, at the end 
of which time he returned home. The Spencers 
moved to Ind. ab. TS16 and located in Wash- 
ington Co. John was an Elder of the Pres- 
byterian Church, and was the father of seven 
children: Jennie, who m Thomas Tippen; 
James K. who was b Mch. 24, 1794, m Feb. 
1820, Martha Guthrie, (Sept. 17, 1795-Sept. 3, 
1862) Robert; Thomas, John, Alexander and 
Moses, and died ab. 1824. Nancy d ab, 1S3G 
at the home of her son, Moses. James ~K. was 
reared in S. C. on the old homestead, went 
to Ky. in 1815 for one year, and then settled 
in Washington Co. Martha Guthrie, his wife 
was the dau. of Paul Guthrie, a miller and 
wheel- w right, who was b in Ireland, emigrated 
to S. C. when a young man, and m in S. C. 
Miss Elizabeth Bell, of Irish descent ah?o. 
They had Margaret Ann Spencer (Sept. 5, 
1825-July 26, 1875) who m Jan. 19, 1845, 
Robert Harbison (Jan. 13, 1823-Apr. S, 1877) 
and had a dau Martha Nancy Harbison, b 
Sept. 13, 1852, who m Sept. 1, 1870, A. J. 
Dawson (b Sept. 18, 1843)*. Wanted, Naa*v 
Kaimore 's parents' names, (with Rev. service 
if any; and ell genealogical data) the birth 
and marriage dates of herself and husband 
and date of death of James K. Spencer. 

3454. Howerington (Howerton). I found 
a deed of Thomas Howerington 's in Edgecomb 
Co., N. C, which mentions two sons, Wm. and 
Ezekiel. Can anyone give me these sons' 
wives and ch., or Thomas' parents? — E. W, G. 

3455. Secord -Lane. Is there a history of 
the Secord (Secor, de Secor) family? I want 
inf. of the ch. of John Secord and his wife 
Lucy Lane, who lived in N. Y, city until 1777. 
His father James Secord lived in New Rccheile, 
N. Y. I know there were 3 boys, Daniel, Abram 
and Courtland, and think there were 2 others, 
also 2 girls. If there is no history of the 
family, would like to communicate with some- 
one who like myself is working on it. — C. J. L. 

3456. McFakland-Bard. Information is de- 
sired of the parents of Jane C. McFarland, 
who m 1807 Capt. Thomas Bard, son of Rich- 
ard Bard (1736-1799, served in the Rev. in and 


around Cumberland Co., Penna.), and Catharine 
Poe, of York and Cumberland Cos.. Pcnna. 
Richard Bard and his wife were captured by 
a roving band of Indians, April 13, 1758. 

(2) Hall-Prescott. Wanted, Rev. service 
of Rev. David Hal! (I7Q4-17S9, ordained pastor 
in Sutton, Mass., Oct. 15, 1729), m 1731 Eliz- 
abeth Prescott, dau of Dr. Jonathan Prescott 
and Rebecca Bulkeley of Concord. Mass. 
David's parents were Joseph Hall and Hannah 

(3) Minton -Fairchiid. Wanted, Rev. ser- 
vice of John Minton (174S-1S26), m Rebecca 
Fairchild (1759-1S51). He is known from fam- 
ily history to have b?en in the Battle of Tren- 
ton, and is supposed to have lived in N. J., 
and to have been at Valley Forge with Gen. 
Washington. His dau Mehitable Minton (1791- 
1877) m 1S08 John John or Johns (1735- 
1864) of Penna. and Ind.--.ff. M. J. 

3157. Meek-Mills-Alexandek-Cryer-Cabeev. 
I am anxious to get the Rev. records of the 
Meek family of S. C, the Mills family of the 
same state, who had a dan Eleanor Mills, who 
m William Meek; also the Alexander family 
of Scotland, (Archie Alexander m — and had 
Mary Jane Alexander who m an Englishman 
Edwin Cryer, son of William ( ?) Cryer, who 
came from Manchester, England, and landed 1 
think in Penna.) I would also like records 
if any are known of the Cabeen family, of 
Scotch descent, and the Kittrells, who I sup- 
pose are English. — E. C. 31. 

3458. Hoyey-Delano. Abisha Delano m 
Sept. 29, 1773, Walpole, N. H. Joanna (Han- 
nah), dau of Nathaniel and Abigail Hovey. 
who m (2) Mr. Monger of Whiting. Tt., and 
prob. d there. Wanted, date and place of birth 
and death and Rev. service of Nathaniel Hovey 
and name of Abigail's father, with same data. 

3459. Moseley-Tkohougood. Tally Moseley 
and Amy Thorougood were m by Rev. An- 
thony Walker, Oct. 20, 1789, in Princess Anne 
Co., Va. One of their eh. was Dr. James D. 
Moseley, whose widow d at a great age just 
before the Civil War. Their dau Caroline 
Marehant (March 20, lS20-March S, 1851) m 
May 1, 1840 Lemuel Roberts. Their only dau 
was Caroline Buxton Roberts. I would like 
to have the names of the children of Tully 
Moseley, the name of Dr. James' wife and all 
gen data.-- E. £. H. 

3460. Brown. CoL Chad. Brown was in 
the Providence Co. and Gloucester militia (R. 
I.) much of the time from 1733 to 17S0. Lieut. 
Ezekiel Brown was ^n the Gloucester Light 
Infantry (R. I.) 1780-1753. Were they father 
and son! 

(2) B-o-r N -ll£ ALY . Ezekiel and Ruth 
Brown of R. I., Lad a son Chad, b in R. I. 
July 23, 1779, who m Betsy Healy at J>adley, 

Mass., May 4. 1800. Is this the Lieut. Ezekiel 

(3) Temple. I would like to know the 
name of the father of Lieut. Jonas Temple of 
Shrewsbury. Mass., and whether he served in 
the Rev. 

(4) Healy. Was Joseph Healy (1729- 
1S13) of Dudley, Mass., who was the father of 
Sergeant John Healy, also in the Rev! 

(5) Dalrymple. Was John Dalrymple of 
Dudley, Mass., who was the father of Elizabeth 
(Dalrymple) Healy (1759-1S31) a Rev. 

(6) PaSitenter-StepHens. James Parmen- 
ter m Mrs. Lillis Stephens (widow) prob. abt. 
IS 23. They lived in Chautauqua Co., N. Y. 
Did either have Rev. ancestry? — L. C. B. 

3461. Godfrey-Pence. Wanted, Christian 
name and Rev. record of — Godfrey who served 
under Cen. Wayne, also wife't? name. They 
were killed by Indians after the War, near 
Wheeling, W. Va. Two ch. were left, John 
and Catherine (who m Peter Pence). 

(2) Short-Burns. William Short, b June 
24. 1776 in Va, m Charlotte Burns, b June 23, 
1776,, lived Luray, Ya. He served 3 mos. in 
War of 1812, record wanted. Either his father 
or grfather was from Wales. Want names of 
parents of each, Rev. records, and all gen. 
data— IT. J. TV. 

3462. Parker. Can anyone give name of 
wife,, data of marriage and death of Ebenezer 
Parker, b 1756, Canterbury, Conn., served in 
Rev. from Vt., had 3 ch. that I know of, Jemina, 
Thomas and Penelope. — B. T. 

34CF3. Baker-Hall. Thomas Baker, son of 
Deliverance Mattison and — Baker (who is 
said to have d in battle), m Mary Hall, whose 
father was a Capt. in the Rev. They were 
living iu Tiverton, R. I., during the Rev. and 
later settled in Warren, Herkimer Co., N. Y. 
Mary (Hall) Baker was left a widow at 35 
with 9 ch. She m (2) a Southerner named 
Samuel Phillips and had 3 daus. Would like 
name and data of the Hall family. Did 
Thomas Baker's father serve in the Revf— F.S. 

3464. Talbot. Will be thankful for any in- 
formation about Capt. Silas Talbot who com- 
manded "Old Ironsides" 1777. Who was hi* 
father and when did he come to America? — 
C.G. E. 

3465. Battis-Hixsdale. Can anyone prove 
that Joseph Battis who m at Greenfield, Mass., 
Dec. 20, 179S, Diana Hinsdale, was the son of 
John Battis (1724-1801), and Mary, his wife, 
who lived in Greenfield, Mass J John had a 
Rev. record found in Mass. Soldiers and 
Sailors of the Rev. War, Vol. L, p. 811.- 
A. B, B. 

34G3. Rus-S^l-Alexa^der-Bent. William 
Russel came to America from England (via 
Ireland), landed in Phila. while still a young 



man, soon m Mary Alexander, sister of two 
Quaker merchants of that city; came to Va. 
abt. 1714, bought land of Lord Fairfax and 
settled within 15 miles of Winchester. They 
had 5 sous in the Rev., John, Joseph. James, 
Alexander and Moses. Joseph had a son James, 
b Rockbridge Co., Va., m Lucy Bent (whose 
grfather, Silas Bent was ensign and 1st lieut. 
in the Rev.) and moved to St. Louis, Mo. Can 
anyone give me the Rev. record of Joseph 
Russel and the name of his wife? — P. B. 3L 

3467. Landon -Gillis. Parentage desired 
and Rev. service, if any, of Elizabeth GiJlis, 
b Aug, 20, 1765. Newburgh, N. Y., m Laban 
Landon, had a sister Margery m Levi Pecker. 
The Gillis property was confiscated during the 
Rev. Laban Landon, b Jan. 13, 1759, Hard- 
wieh, Warren Co., N. J., was the son of Wil- 
liam and Mercy Landon, and guard to the 
Commander in Chief in the Rev. 

(2) Cole-Joslix. Lydia Joslin, b ab. 175$, 
m — Cole, had John, b 17S4, m Jane Rose of 
Phila. ; Isaac P., composer of sacred music 
and noted singer; Abigail, b 1789, m Benj. 
Landon; Samuel, all b in Conn. The family 
later move- 1 to Phila. Was — Cole ? s name 
Washington? His Rev. service desired. He 
was a pensioner but not knowing his name I 
am unable to obtain the records. He lived 
the latter part of his life in X. Y. State, 
where he d over one hundred years old. May 
have remarried, as his wife d. 

(3.), Ancestry desired of Lydia 
Bartiert, b Nov. 27, 1778, to Dec. 18, 1800, 
Joseph Fellows of Shelburue, Mass. W r as she 
dau of Ebenezer Bartlett of Blanford, Mass? 
— Ji L. S. 

34G8. Spoor. The family tradition is that 
John Spoor was on Washington's Life Guard 
and his fiancee carried messages for him. Is 
this true?— E. L. B. 

3469. Hancock-Stewart. Wanted, names 
of parents of Lucretia Hancock, b Sept. 1763, 
Springfield, Mass?,, m Andrew Stewart, Rev. 
soldier, Sept. 16, 1781, at Enfield, Conn. Love- 
joy's Ferry — G. G. 

3470. Sherrabd (Sherrod) -Mathews. In- 
formation desired of ancestors of James Sher- 
rard, who in Susannah Mathews; also of her 
father James Mathews. 

(2) Sheffield. Information desired of 
John Sheffield. Who was his (1) wife? Last 
wifo was Eliza Grady, a widow. 

(3) Tyson (Tison). Information desired 
of Job Tyson; where can his Rev. service be 
found? Think he enlisted in N. C, then 
served in 8. C. 

(4) Can anyone give me the name of a 
book on heraidry -illustrated with coats of arms 
and crests, that give their testosyf — A. L. T. W. 

3471. Beazley-Stevv-aict. Wanted, names 
and dates of the parents of Charles Bcazley, 

b Va., Aug. 3, 1799, m Miss Stewart of Va., 
d Crawfordsville, Ga., Jan. 1SG3. Would be 
glad to hear from a descendant of the Beazlej 
family. — A. F. D. 

3472. Manley ( Max ly-Meanley) -Parks 
Wanted, Bev. record of William or John Manly, 
a resident of Dinwiddie and Bradford Cos., 
Va., m Lucy Freeman, had among ch. William, 
Jr., John, Robert, Richard, Greer. (?). Some of 
the sons moved to Ga. after the Rev. and 
lived at one time in Athens. Some of the 
Manlys married into the Parks family. 

(2) Brown-Wgseman-Gresham. Wanted, 
information of Maj. Joseph Brown, of Va., in 
Miss Woseman; after the Rev. came tc Ga. 
and settled in Walton Co., had a son Allen, 
who m Martha Gresham, of Ga. Was he (as 
according to family tradition) in the Rev? — 
E. M. D. 

3473. Tarpley-Griffin. John Tarpley, b 
Richmond Co., Va., Dec. 13, 1733, son of John 
and Ann (Griffin) Tarpley, m Elizabeth (prob. 
Smith). Who were her parents? Did either of 
the John Tarpleys serve in the Rev? 

(2) Tarpley-Pettipool. Sterling Tarpley. 
son of John and Elizabeth Tarpley, b 1769, 
m Lucretia Pettipool, dau of Seth Pettipool 
and his wife Ann Tucker. Did Seth Pettipool 
serve in the Rev? 


Sweetland, b E. Iladdam, Conn., 1751, son of 
Joseph Sweetland and Ann Hutchinson, gradu- 
ated Dartmouth College, 1774, ordained min- 
ister, 1776. His two brothers served in the 
Rev. Did he also? What was Joseph's service? 
Who were Ann Hutchinson's parents? — M. T. A. 

3474. Edmonds-Jackson. • Inf. wanted of 
Robert Edmonds of Fairfield Co., Conn., whose 
dau Mary m Joseph Jackson, Jr. at Redding 
Conn., Sept. 30, 1779. Did Robert or his wife 
render patriotic service? What was her name? 

(2) Jones-Hinton. Information is wanted 
of Joseph Jones of Loudon Co., Va., whose 
son William m Rachel Hinton and settled in 
eastern Ky. What was the name of Joseph's 
wife and did either render service? 

(3) Freeman. Whom did Willis Freeman 
of Albemarle Co., Va. marry, and did either 
render Rev. service? — S. J. H. 


White-Baldwin. William Milliken, b ab, 1720, 
Chester Co., Penna., m Jane White of Chestei 
Co., Penna. in 1740 and had Samuel, b same 
co., Dec. 11, 1742, m Ann Baldwin, May 10, 
1767, in Randolph Co,, Tenn. Father and son 
were in the Rev.; service and regiments do- 
sired,— L. B. S. 

3476. Smith-Lane. Wanted, Rev. service 
of Temple Smith and data for a D. A. R. line 
He came from Va. to Harrison Co., Ky. in 
early days, but m in Va, ? Lydia Lane, and 
they had numerous descendants. A dau, Kan- 


nah Eardage Smith, m Wm Elliot Boswell, 

General in the War of IS12; another, Amelia, 
in William Suraers. There were a Sally and 
a Jay, beside* other ch. Theso in into the 
Cbinn, Withers, Allen and McGee families of 

(2) Dulany-Hume. I have the dates and 
Rev. record of Joseph Dulany, Jr., who m 
Frances Hume. Would like the necessary dates 
for Joseph Dulany, Sr., as I have his Eev. 
record. This is an Albemarle Co., Va. family. 

(3) Casson. Wanted, date of death and 
place of burial ox John Carson of Westmore- 
land Co., Pa., as well. as children's names and 
whom they ia. 

(4) Fore:-ian-Casly-Depew. Peter Casey, 
a Protestant Irishman, came to this country 
in the early part of the 18th century and lo- 
cated in or near Pnila., m there Mary M. 
Depew. In 1730 with a family of Foremana 
and others he emigrated to Henry Co., Va. 
His son Nicholas, years later m Miss Foreman 
and they lived In Hampshire Co. Va. I would 
like to know the name of Miss Foreman's 
father and if he rendered Eev. service. — L. 
E. J. D. 

3477. Ingsaham-Bell. James Ingraham of 
Northampton Co., N. C, was a member of 
N. C.'s 1st Colonial Congress, which met at 
Halifax, N. C, Nov. 12, 1776. His sons John, 
Thomas and Abram lived in Northampton Co. 
John and Abram, physicians, moved to Hay- 
wood Co., Tens. John when a boy moved to 
Cumberland Co., possibly Fayettevilie. Jack 
Ingraha/n, a coiisin of the three brothers, moved 
to Sampson Co., N. C. and became a prosperous 
farmer. James Holt Ingraham, b Portland 
Maine, 1809, an Episcopal minister, settled at 
Holly Springs, Miss., d 1860. Did John In- 
graham of Cumberland Co., N. C, have any 
descendants? Give dates of James* (member 
of Congress) birth and death, also his son's 
birth and death. When was Jack born, when 
did he die, whom did he marry, and who were 
his children! John Ingraham of Cumberland 
Co., N. C, m 1807, Charity Bell of Sampson 
Co., N. C. (May 31, 1772-1827). Wanted, 
names of her parents. — S. B. M. 

3478. Dorsey. Did Ely Dorsey of Balti- 
more, Md., fight in the Eev.? He was b about 
1744, m'Dec. 4, 1765, d 1803. His father was 
Michael Dorsey and his brothers were John, b 
1734; Michael, 1745; Lancelot, 1747. 

(2) Gaylorj>Tibbals. Did Joseph Gay- 
lord of Conn, serve? He m Eachel Tibbala 
April 27, 1765, and had Philemon, Joseph, Da- 
vid, Rachel, AsaheL Sarah and Lois.— M. E. G. P. 

3479. Washington - Starke. Wanted, to 
know if Henry, son of Bailey Washington and 
Katlierine Starke, fought in the Eev. Be was 
brother of the noted Col. Wm. Washington, and 
m Mildred Pratt. 

(2) Washington - Harris. Henry 'o son 
Thos. Pratt Washington, m Miss Harris, dau of 
John Harris, in Ala. Would be glad to receive 
information of these Harrises. According to 
tradition, John Harris served in 1812. Did he 
also serve in the Eev.? 

(3) Pratt. Would be glad to have the 
Eev. record of Thos. Pratt, father of Mildred 
Pratt, and to correspond with some of Bailey 
Washington's descendants. — A. H. S. 

34S0. Haines. Did Jonathan Haines, of N. 
J., or his son Nehemiah Haines of Burlington 
Co., N. J., perform any service during the Eev.V 

M. B. V. 

3451. Lee-Purcell. A sister of "Light 
Horse Harry Lee" m James Purcell, called 
"Gentleman James," lived in Gloucester Co., 
Va. What was her given name if. They had a 
dau Louise Wombly, who Lived with her uncle. 
Light Horse Harry, till she m S. B. Parker, 
son of Seth or Severn Parker, who was said to 
have been in the Battle of Cowpens. Did Seth 
Parker and James Purcell serve* 

(2) Pseston-McIntosh. Carroll Preston 
m Mary Mcintosh, both of Va., their son m 
Elizabeth Parker. Were they connected with 
the Eev.! 

(3) Shaw. Maj. Samuel Shaw, 1st secre- 
tary of the Society of the Cincinnati and aide- 
de-camp to Gen. Knox, had a son Eobert, b in 
Trenton, N. J., Whom did he m, did he serve 
in the Bev.f— 7F. E. S. 

3452. Wight-Carey. Warned, the birth- 
place of Mary Wight, b Oct. 23, 1777, and of 
her brother Harvey. They were ch of Joshua 
and Mary (Smith) Wight of Windham, Conn. 
William, an older brother of Mary, was a soldier 
in the Eev., enlisting from Ellington, Conn. 
Joshua was a son of Joshua and Elizabeth (Ca- 
rey) Wight, Elizabeth was a dau of Deacon 
Eleazer Carey of Windham. Wanted, the par- 
ents of Mary (Smith) Wight. 

(2) Babbitt-Prindle. Wanted, the birth- 
place of Obedience Babbitt, b 1756, dau of Elk- 
anah and Obedience (Prindle) Babbitt, of New 
Milford, Conn. Her brother Daniel joined the 
Tories.— L. E. B. O. 

348 3. Dukbar. John Dunbar, who enliBtea 
in the Eev. from Lenox, Berkshire Co., Mass., 
son of Samuel Dunbar, who lived at Waliing- 
ford ( . Conn., before moving to Lenox, served 
under Captains Houdin, Cashing and Hunt 
(Henry Jackson's Eegt.), in 1782 and after 
His application for pension was made at Ot- 
sego, Otsego Co., N. Y., dated Oct. 22, 1818, 
age at that date 52 yrs. His claim was allowed, 
pension S. F. 12817. I would like the dates and 
places of John Dunbar's birth, marriage, death, 
also name, dates and places of birth and death 
of his wife.— M. F. F. 

3484. Lamkin-Smead. William Lamkin, b 
Va. (?) April 6, 1778, m (1) Keziah, (2) Fran- 




ccs Ann, both dans of John Snead, who was b 
in Va., moved to S. C. Dates and names and 
Rev. per vice wanted of William Lamkin's par- 

(2) Ktlgore. Joseph Kilgore m Theresa — 
and was living Jasper Co., Ga., 1S19. Did his 
father have a Rev. record? "Who was his wife 
and did her father serve? 

(3) Lenoir-Wilson. John Lenoir m Polly 
Wilson in Brunswick Co., Va., Nov. 17, 1S05. 
His parents and their Rev. record wanted, and 
as much of his ancestry as possible. Family 
data also desired for Polly. Who were her par- 
ents and grandparents, and did any of them 
serve in the Rev.? — A. L. 

3-185. Burnham-Pengra. Can someone tell 
me the given name of Miss Burnham, who m 
George Pengra of Bennington, Vt., abt 1770? 
The name of Burnham is on the Vt. Rev. rolls 
and she may be descended from a Rev. soldier, 
which I am trying to prove. 


I am a descendant of one of the McClellan fam- 
ilies of Penna., and am anxious for Rev. and 
other data. My great grandmother, Miss McClel- 
lan, m Hullihan aud had three ch that I 

know of, Margaret (my grandmother, b 1S09, at 
or near Northumberland, Penna., m Samuel 
Ross), Abigail (m George Ross, half-bro to 
Samuel), and James, My great grandfather 
Hullihan was drowned in the Susquehanna River 
near Milton, Penna., about 1815, when my 
grandmother was a small ch. The last we knew 
of his wife, she was living with her dau Abigail 
at Curwensville, Clearfield Co., Penna. Did her 
parents or her husband give service? — B. E. M. 

3486. Edwards - Clevengee. Can- anyone 
give me information of my grandfather's fam- 
ily? He wa3 Samuel Clevenger Edwards, b 
Md., near the Penna. border, abt 1S11, son of 
John and Jean (Clevenger) Edwards, who came 
from N. Y. State.— A. E. T. 

3487. Gale- Richardson- Nicholls- Bacon. 
I wish to obtain information of Capt. Elisha 
Gale, said to be mentioned in Soldiers and Sail- 
ors of Mass., Vol. VI., p 231; also of David 
Richardson (same, Vol. II, 454), who m Rhoda 
Gale also of Ebenezer Nicholls (same, Vol. 
XIII, 255), who rn Olive Bacon. 

(2) Beaese-Aethttr. A list is greatly de- 
sired of the ch of David Bearse of Barnstable 
Co., Mass., who was a Rev. pensioner and d at 
Hyanis, Mass., in 1835 aged 95 yrs. Can any- 
one give family data of Benjamin Arthur of 
Lynchburg, Va,? Did either of these men have 
Rev. service! — I. G. S. 

34S8. Lowry- Spicer. Georganna Davis 
Lovvry m Stephen Girard Spicer in Phila. abt 
1851. Her father and grandfather w»re b^th 
named Philip Lowry and both. I think, b in 
Phila. Do they descend direct from Col. Phil- 
ip Lowry J— E. 2?. H. 

3480. Elliott- Welch. Can anyone furnish 
information of the parentage of Lovey Elliott, 
who m at Nottingham, N. H., Sept. 15, 17S5, 
Thomas Welch, who served in the Rev.? They 
lived at Thornton, N. H.— A. L. H. 

3490. Strickler. I am trying to find the 
ancestors (with Rev. service especially) of Jona- 
than Strickler, b near Harrisburg, Pa., abt 1770. 
— A. S. J. 

3491 . PiYNE - Newman - Skinner - Case v. 
William Skinner m Mary Drusilla Newman, dau 
of Elizabeth Payne, b Ky, 1821, and Shepard 
Snead Newman, b Ky., ISIS, son of William 
Newman and Betty Casey. Is there Rev. serv- 
ice in these lines? — D. S. T. 

3492. Kyle - Ramsey - Gwynn. Is anyone 
named Kyle a D. A. R.? My grandmother, 
Margaret Kyle, m George Ramsay, soldier in the 
War of 1812. She was b Mercer Co., Penna. I 
have the pension record of Jesse Gwynn of Pitt- 
sylvania Co., Va., and would be glad to corre- 
spond with anyone interested, in this Rev. sol- 
dier.— M. G. K. 

3493. Harlow. Did William Harlow serve 
in the Rev.? I think he did. from Conn., Bos- 
ton, or N. Y. We have record that the family 
came from England and settled near Boston ( ?) 
in 1746. . Father is 74 years old and his father 
lived on Long Island. — L. M. E. 

3494. Veazey-March. Col. Clement March, 
Rev. soldier of Greenland, N. IT., m Eleanor 
Veazey at Greenland. Who was her father and 
did he render aid in the Rev.? 

(2) Robinson. Who was Abigail Rolinson 
who m Stephen March Nov. 24, 1789 at Strat- 
ham, N. H.f Did her father serve? 

(3) Howard. Are there records of a How- 
ard in Va. who moved to Ohio and whose son 
(name, wife's name and other data wanted) 
was father of Jemima Howard who m John 
Haynes and lived at Charleston, W. Va., and 
later at Lattaville, Ohio? Had he a Rev, rec- 

(4) Haynes. I am trying to find the rec- 
ords of four Haynes bros, who were settlers in 
York Co., Penna. One was Nicholas, who did 
not serve but rendered material aid in tome way 
— how? One was Martin, who d in a British 
prison from eating bread made of a mixture of 
lime and flour. Who were the other two? Was 
one Col. Isaac Haynes, whom the British hanged 
as a spy in 3. C? Oar records show one went 
south during the war and was lost to the others. 
Was Paul Hamilton Haynes a descendant of 
Col. Isaac Haynes? Some of the sons of Nich- 
olas were John, Jacob, George, Henry, Andrew. 
Were there others, and which was the father 
of the John Haynes who m Jemima Howard 
and lived in CtolefctOwu or Charleston, W. Ya.1 
Where can I find a family record of the 

(5) Parker- Albertson -Davis. Wanted, 


da:a for Elisha Parker, paid off at-Warrenton, 

N. C, in 3 786. He m Elizabeth ; who was 

hex father and did he serve? "Was this Parker 
a descendant of Sir Hugh Parker "who came to 
N. J. from England, and was he related to the 
Capt, Parker of Militia at Lexington? One son 
of Elisha was Isaac, b Dec. 22, 1764, near 
Goldsboro, N. C, m Elizabeth Albertson, dau 
of William Albertson, near Goldsboro. Did her 
father serve? One son of Isaac was Benjamin, 
who m Ascuath Davis near Goldsboro, N. C, 
and later moved to Indiana. Did her father 
or grandfather serve? 

(C) Hollcuvell-Cox. Is there a Eev. rec- 
ord of Eobert Hollowell, b Sept. 9, 1772, or his 
father, both of Wayne Co., N. C.1 Robert in 
3 794 Elizabeth Cox. Who was her father and 
did he serve? 

(7) Lindley-Dix. Who was the father of 
Jonathan Lindley, b June 15, 1750, Orange Co., 
N. C? Did he or his father serve? He m (1) 
Deborah Dix; who was her father and did he 
render aid? Where can I find books on these 
families, especially the March and Parker lines ? 

(8) Pierce-Lee. There is a family tradi- 
tion that the Haynes or Howards were related 
to Eobert E. Lee, or to the Lee family of Va., 
aEd to President Pierce. Are there records to 
prove it?--C. M. I). 

3495. Andrews-Lane-Ellis-Carroll. Can 
anyone give me information of the Eev. service 
of William Andrews who m Martha Patsy 
Lame? (They lived in Sussex Co., Va.) Or of 
Joseph Andrews who m Susan Ellis, dau of 
Eobert John Ellis and Susan Carroll of Md. 
Did Ellis serve in the Eev.?— B. E. 

3496. Hall-Fuller. Was Caleb Hall, son 
of Gen. Caleb Hall, and father of a private in 
the Eev., living in West Chester Co., N. Y., 
during the Eev.? He was b April 14, 1754, m 
Mary Fuller (b Oct. 14, 1761, d Sept. 23, 1841), 
had 13 ch and d Jan. 10, 1835, at Covert, Sen- 
eca Co., X. Y— I. E. B. 

3497. Heald. I wish to obtain the records 
relating to one Benjamin Heald of Carlisle, 
Mass., to be found in a history of the town of 
Sumner, Me. He was b June 25, 1764, settled 
in Sumner abt 1784, m Eebeka Spaulding, and 
d Oct. 12, 1841. Their son Benamin, Jr., b 
Sept. 13/ 1786, m Achsah Hall. — M. H. B. 

3493. Allen. An aged relation of mine re- 
members hearing Col. Young Allen, from whom I 
am descended, tell of bJ3 experiences in the 
Kev., but he d in 1841 and I have been unable 
to find a record of his service, Can anyone help 
me? A brother, Eunwili Allen, served also. — 
L. J. II. 

34S9. Greene-Hawley. Has anyone records 
to show whether one Patience Greene was dau 
of either Timothy, David or James, sens of 
Paul Greene of Warwick, who m Sarah Hall of 
North Kingston, E. I., Nov. 11, 175S (Narra 

gansett Friends' Eecord of Marriages, p 135). 
Paul Greene was son of Dr. James Greene and 
therefore 1st cousin of Maj. Gen. Nathaniel 
Greene. Patience Greene was b S. Kingston, 
Washington Co., E, I., Oct. 26, 1799, m Nathan- 
iel Hawley, Aug. 16, ISIS, at S. Kingston, E. I., 
went to N. Y. State and from there to III., in 
1S37. They had 10 ch, three of whom lived, 
Jabez, William and Paul Greene. She d Os- 
wego, 111., March 15, 1S7S. I wish to ascertain 
if she was dau of a son of Paul Greene of War- 
wick and Sarah (Hall) Greene of S. Kingston. 
— E. L. S. 

3500. Jones. I am anxious to get data and 
Eev. proof for William Salvator Jones, b 1748, 
Chesterfield Co., Va. He is said to have sold 
12 slaves, using the proceeds to raise a com- 
pany for the Eev. (the money being a loan to 
the govt.), and to have gone to wax as capt. 
of the Co.— IT. D. W. 

3501. Taylor. Did Ephraim Taylor, b 
May 17, 1781, in Mass., have Eev. parentage? 
His eh were Martha, b April 25, 1305; Eph- 
raim, b Oct. 16, — , d 1806; Ruth, b Nov.; 
Ephraim, b Oct. 2, 1807; Joel, b March 31, 
1S11; Reuben, Jan. 2. 1815, d March 18, 1856: 
Isaac, b Dec. 4, 1813. Is there a genealogy of 
the Taylor family?— -A, T. F. 

3502. Andkews-Watring. Martie or Mar- 
tin Andrews came from Mulhausen, Alsace, 
Germany, on the ship Leslie, landing at Phila., 
Oct. 7, 1749 ; settled at Heidelberg, Washington 
Township, Bucks (later Northampton, now Le- 
high) Co.; m Amice Elizabeth Watring, dau of 
Abraham Watring. During the Eev. he drove 
an army team; after the war they sold their 
land at Heidelberg and moved to Middletown, 
Penna., near Pittsburgh. He and his wife both 
d, leaving six small ch. The land was sold and 
the money used up when the ch came back to 
the old home. The sons were Jacob, Abraham, 
Martin, William and Peter. Martin settled on 
the bank of the Lehigh Elver one mile below 
Slatington. " I need dates of birth, marriage 
and death for Martin Andrews, both father and 
son, and should be very glad of help. — A. F.B. 

3503. Saunders. - Finch. My grandfather, 
Major Mark Saunders, fought under Washing- 
ton, d Hancock, Ga. Can anyone give me offi- 
cial proof? His wife was a Miss Finch of Vir- 
ginia.— J. JF. B. 

3504. Eandall. Wanted, genealogical in- 
formation of Captain John Eandall, one of the 
Vermont Green Mountain Boys of Eev. fame. 
He served during the eight years of the war, - 
being with Arnold in the attack on Quebec, 
when he was made captain and sent to the relief 
of a company of American prisoners. — B. L. H. 

3505. Flint-PhE!.F3-Dix. John Flint, cno 
of four bros. who came from England and set- 
tled in Conn., served under Washington in the 
Eev., was a British prisoner, was exchanged, 



drew a pension and after the war m Mary 
Phelps. There were eight eb, among them 
Thomas and David, whose line I can trace. Ho 
was b June 10, 1781, Bolton, Tolland Co., 
Conn., m Lydia Dix, dau of Charles and Pru- 
dence (Wells) Dix, at Wethersheld, Conn. 
What I am trying to find is data and names of 
John Flint 's three brothers and other six chil- 
dren.— If. E. F. 


cher-Choat. Were there any officers in the 
Rev. by the names above? Were the Pettin- 
gills of Providence, R. I., cousins of General 
Greene : Is there a book on the ancestors of the 
D. A. R.f— C. M. M. 

3507, Key-Bibb. I can trace my line to 
Nancy Bibb and Martin Key, who is said to 
have been a friend of Washington and, with 
his sons, to have served under him in the Rev. 
He was m in Albemarle Co., Va., but I think 
moved from there, perhaps to Ga. Can anyone 
give proof or data? — E. V. C. 

350S. Bozaeth. I . have the service of my 
ancestor, John Bozarth, in a co. from Va., but 
would be glad of help in finding his dates and 
wife's name, as without, them I cannot join the 
D. A. n.—H. E. W. 

3509. Youmans. What were the dates and 
record of Benjamin Youmans, d March 5, 
1S30, said to have been a quartermaster in the 
Rev. ?— J. Y.B, 

3510. Armstrong. Edward Sunderlin Arm- 
strong was at Exeter, Conn., when the 1st cen- 
sus was taken in 1790. Did he render Rev. 
service ? 

(2) Higbee - Allen. I have always been 
told that my grandmother Phoebe Higbee, b 
Detroit, Mich, 1S04, was a 1st cousin of Ethan 
Allen, the hero of Ticonderoga. How can I 
trace the relationship? — H. A. 

3511. Stephens - Vance. Was John Ste- 
phens, sou of Laurence Stephens (1730-Oct., 
1776) a Rev. soldier? He was b Shenandoah 
Co., Va., 1757 or 1758, m Jeannette Vance, 
(who d Eaton, Ohio, Sept. 15, 1828) March 9, 
1779; abt 1804 moved to Sullivan Co., Tenn., 
and in 1809 to Preble Co., Ohio, then a wilder- 
ness; d there March 17, 1819.— D. C. C. 

3512. Lowry (Lovvele). Philip Lowry, b 
in France, 1757, came to this country as a 
young man, joined Capt. Alex Quarrier's Co., 
3rd Battalion Associators and Militia of the 
City of Phiia., served his turn (Penna. Archives, 
Vol. I, 6th Series, p 223). Is that sufficient 
service to admit me to the D. A. E.f He also 
served in the navy, and was a transferred pris- 
oner from the British prison ship- Jersey. Where 
shall I look for an official record ox that fact? 
The family have his commissions from Gov. 
KcKean as Capt., Maj., Lieut. CoL, in the 12th 
Ee-t Militia of Phiia., in 1802, 1804, 1807. 

My difficulty is that I cannot find the name of 
his first wife, by whom he had four ch., of 
whom my grandmother, Susanna Lowry, was 
one, or the date of that marriage. As my 
grandmother was b 1789, is it absolutely neces- 
sary to have the date of her father's 1st ml 
Where could I 2nd the records? He v,-as m the 
2d time by Johan Frederick Schmidt, a circuit 
preacher, to (I think) Margaret Masters. — I.C.S. 

3513. O'IIara (O'Hair). Js Michael 
O'llair given on the list of Washington 's aides 
by Heitman? — C. A. 

3514. Schekmekhorx. I would like to find 
the birth-date, date of enlistment and wife's 
name of Cornelius Schermerhorn, who served 
in the Eev., 5th Regt., Dutchess .Co., N. Y. — 
M. S. C. 

3515. Clark-Bolling-Massie. Capt. Chris- 
topher Clark lived in Hanover and Louisa Cos., 
Va., from 1722 to 1752. His wife's name is 
given as Penelope Boiling and Penelope Massie. 
Which is correct? Was CJark a cousin of Ceo. 
Rogers Clark? 

(2) Kidd- Allen. James Kidd lived Mid- 
dlesex Co., Va., served about a year in the Rev., 
m Catherine Allen (d 1814), d about 1801— 
would like to know something of their ancestry. 

(3) Jopling-Wjlre. Was Josiah Jopling, of 
Va.,. wild m Elizabeth Ware and had Ralph, 
William, Hannah, Holman, Thomas, in the Rev.! 
~E. ,$. M. 

3516. Woods. Wanted, parents' and broth- 
ers' names of John Woods, private, 1st Co. 
Georgia Battalion, commanded by Capt. John 
Lucas and later Capt. Laehlan Mcintosh. He 
enlisted June 9, 1782, and was discharged Nov. 

4, 17S3.—A. E. C. 

3517. Mays-Grigsby. Whom did the fol- 
lowing marry? Did they afterwards move to 

5. C.I Wm. Mays, sworn in office Aug. 21, 
1777; Win. Mays, Lieut., recommended by Coun- 
ty Court, June, 1781, Powhatan Co., Va.; Wm. 
Grigsby, appointed to office of iieut. or capt., 
rec. by County Court, March 24, 1778, Eauqu-er 
Co., Va. The above found in "Va. Militia in 
Rev. War," by McAllister.— J. E. B. 

3518. Nay. Was Samuel Nay of Raymond, 
N. H.» in the Rev.?— J. ¥. K. 

3519. Dike. Nathan Dike, b Mar,. 28, 1747, 
in Thompson, Ct., d Aug. 25, 1832 in Northern 
N. Y. in the vicinity of Evans Mills, Jefferson 
Co. He was a Revolutionary soldier and pen- 
sioner with service in Vermont. According to 
his pension declaration made in 1818, he enlist- 
ed in Capt. Gideon Brownson's Co, Col. Seth 
Warner's Re.^t. at Mt. Independence, N. Y., in 
tie fall of 1776. His residence beinsr in Wood- 
stock, Vt The record? of Woodstock, Yt., 
give a Nathan Dike with wife Hannah 
and children recorded from 1778-1784, and ho 
test appears on the land records in 1798 when 


he sells land. His first child recorded in Wood- 
stock is "Eufus Paine Dike, b Sept. IS, 1778. 
Wanted, the name of his wife Hannah, her an- 
cestry and dates of birth and marriage and ail 
the children. Was she the dau of Elihu and 
Elizabeth (Cleveland) Paine of Canterbury, 
Conn., and the grauddau of the Rev. Solomon 
Paine, the 1st Separatist Minister of Canter- 
bury? The family were all Baptists. — if. L. K. 

3520. Degrapp • Stanton - Putnam (Put- 
man). I have searched the country over with 
no satisfaction for answers to the following 
queries, and it was discouraging to discover 
the grave of John De Graff with no headstone. 
My grandmother, Elizabeth De Graff (b 1816, 
m 1839 Joseph Denison Stanton, d lbbo), was 
dau of John De Graff (m Christine Putnam or 
Putman), son of Frederick De Graff. I would 
like dates of all mentioned, also parents of 
Christine Putnam and the wile of 1 rederick De 

(2) Vail-Stillwell. Capt. Benjamin Vail, 
b 1740, killed in Battle in Minisink July 22, 
1779, m Elizabeth Stiliweil, first ch b Jan, 3, 
1761. Who were her parents f 

(3) Mills -Foster. Capt. Peter Mills 
(1741-2-1830) m Sally Poster, third ch b Sept. 
25, 1757. Who were her parents? — 11. V. M. L. 

3521. Worthington-Tkuitt. Jacob Wor- 
thington was living in 1800 in Fleming Co., Ivy. ; 
wnere he m his hrst wife, Hieanor — — \ he m 
(2) Mary Truitt, 1814, in Fleming Co., and d 
there 1827. A reward will be given for names 
of his parents, or stare and co. in which he 
lived before coming to Fleming Co., Ky. 

(2) WlLrsoN-GAMMON-PJiiOWN. 1 wish to 
know the co. or part of Penna. where lived Sam- 
eel Wilson, whose daus Mar}' and Margaret m 
respectively Kiehard D. Gamiuon and Bobert 
Brown, about 1790. 

(3) Woodson - "Watson - Fuqga, Wanted, 
name of the co. of Va. in which Obadiah W T ood- 
son and Constance Watkins, his wife, reared 
their family, one of whom, Judith, m MGses 
Fuqua, Sr. 

(4) Truitt-Collins. Wanted, names and 
addresses of any descendants of Samuel Truitt 
and Mary Collins his wife, both of Delaware 
but moved to Fleming Co., Ky., about 1804. — 
W. J. G. 

'3522. Justiss-Simmons. My grandmother 
is Eebecca Ann Justiss, dau of William Justiss 
(April 5, 1809, Petersburg, Va.— Jan. 23. 1857) 
and SalJie Edna Perkins (Oct. S, 1S08, N. C.— 
July 25, lSGtf), who were m in 1826. W T rn. had 
one bro, John, d Petersburg, and one sister, 
Jane. Their father wa3 Wm. Justiss, whose 
dates of birth and death or any other facts con- 
cerning who*!* will be very gladly received. 
Sallie was dau of Henry Perkins, a Baptist 
minister (1774-1834, Troup Co., Ga.}, and Sarah 
Simmons. There were nine ch. : Jesse, Jim, Win., 

Joseph, Frances (m 1 ray lor), Julia (m 

Stephens), Sara Ann, Sallie Buna and 

another. Who was Henry Perkins' father, and 
did he render Piev. service? 

(2) Wilson. In the July 1913 Magazine 
in the Bist of S. C. Soldiers, Capt. Wilson 'a Co., 
of Picken'8 Brigade, is mentioned. What was 
Capt. Wilson's Christian name? Who were his 
cht— J. T. I). 

3523. Eaton-Tcplipf-Skinner. Chariot! « 
Eaton of Mansfield, Conn., dau of Jacob Eaton, 
m Luther (?) Topliff, and had Harriet (m [1] 
Alonzo Stottard, [2 j John Payne or Paine) ; Cyn- 
thia (m Abel Heudee) ; Abby (m Edward Val- 
entine) ; Fannie (m Charles Stottard Skinner) ; 
Jacob, d young; a son, who went to sea and 
was never heard of again (I think his name was 
Luther Calvin, he lived in Providence, 11. 1.). 
Charles Stottard Skinner was son of Charles 
Stephen Skinner and Polly Stottard, who had 
(besides him) Dwight, Althea (m Lien; Con- 
verse) ; Mary (m Julius W r eir) ; Caroline (m 
Nelson Allen) : Amanda, d unm. A Thomas 
Skinner settled in West Woodstock on the place 
where I was b, about 250 or 300 years ago and 
it has been in our family ever since. AH these 
were from Conn. Charles Stottard Skinner anii 
Fanny Topliif had one dau, my grandmother, 
Caroline Skinner, who m David Stead. Is there 
Eev. service in these lines, and can anyone give 
me dates of any of the above? — W, r\ C. 

3524. Singleton -Harrison. I would like 
to know r the ancestry of the Singleton wi:o 
was m in the White House in 1838 ; the Single- 
ton who in W. H. Harrison, signer of the Dec- 
laration of Independence; and Gen. Single- 
ton g£ Quincy, 111. Were they related? — L. S. hi. 

3525. Carpenter-Strong-Tbompson. Ebe- 
nezer Carpenter, son of Benjamin Carpenter and 
Hannah Strong, b 1709, m Eunice Thompson 
1739, Coventry, Conn. They moved to Eno:-- 
burg, Yt., where he d 1777. Had he any Eev. 
history?— A. B. 

3526. Brandt-Mueller (Miller) -Metzgik- 
Baughaian-Spanglek,. Ludwig Brandt came 
from Germany in 1745. On the same ship was a 
family by the name of Mueller, whose dau hs 
m. They had Adam, b Nov, 29, 1751, m Flva 
Metzgar March 28, 1775, Dauphin Co., Penna. 
Their eldest son was David, b Dec. 22, 1776, m 
Catharine Baughman, April 16, 1799, Cumber- 
land Co., Penna., and had Barbara, b Sept. %'c s 
1801, m Benjamin Spangler May, 1523, Fair- 
field Co., O. Is there Rev. service in any of 
these lines? I have a certificate from the 
Penna. State Librarian saying Adam Brandt 
was a militiaman in 1778. Would that make mo 
eligible to the D. A. E.f— M. S. H. 

352.7. S'SfiVSKS- Booth. Hannah Steven*, b 
in Maine, m there Albert Booth about 1831, 
emigrated to Fredcmia, O., 1838, then to Spring- 
field, 111,, in IS-iO, where she d July, I860, Who 



was her father, and did be or his father have 
Rev. sex vice? I have teen told her father was 
a doctor. She had one sister, Hetty, who m 
Samuel Currier, emigrated to Ohio, and one 
bro, Arnasa. — M. E. B. G. 

352S. GfcOLD (Gould) - Camp. Abigail 
Goold, b Sept. 29, 1733, d Aug. 17, 1819, in 
Dec. 20, 1752, Abel Camp, a Rev. soldier from 
Litchfield Co., Conn., who was b Peb. 2, 1729, 
d April 21, 1821. Who were the parents of 
each? Their names aud any gen. information in 
regard to them, -where it can bo found, will be 
greatly appreciated by one of their descendants. 

(2) Knox-Camp. Elizabeth Knox, b Sept. 
IS, 1771, d Aug. 30, 1844, m 1790 Goold Camp, 
a Rev. soldier from Sharon, Conn., aud son of 
Abel and Abigail Camp above. Elizabeth Knox 
.: ,.. elieved to have been from Tunbridge, Vt., 
>f first married home. "Who were her parents, 
can Rev. ancestry be obtained from her? 
! ^formation in regard to her ancestry is greatly 
desired.-- L. S. fi. 

3529. Hougham (Huggam). Jarvis Houg- 
ham, b England 1729, came to America as a 
young man, m and tsvo sons are known, Aaron 
and Moses (or Runyan), b Va. or Md.; Aaron 

m (1) . and had Ruth, m Merry man; 

Jarvis; Eliz., m Davis, son of Jesse Davis 

of Stafford Co., Va., Rev. soldier; Aaron, Jr., b 

1776 Md. ; Sarah, m MeFerron; Susannah, 

m Harper: Jonathan, b Md. 1783, m Nancy 

Davie, in Ky, in 1804, dau of Wm, Davis of 
Stafford Co., Va., Rev. soldier (bro of Jesse 
Davis); Aaron Hougham m (2) Mrs. Reed- 
Yocum-Harris, no ch., and d Butler Co., O., 
1824. Can Rev. service be found for Jarvis, 
Aaron or Moses Hougham? Can the date of 
marriage or birth and name of wife of Jarvis 
Hougham be given? and name of the 1st wife 
of Aaron? 

(2) Davis-Breed well. Wm. and Jesse Da- 
vis referred to above were two of a family of 

nine boys, sons of Thomas Davis and 

Breedwell, of Stafford Co., before it was di- 
vided. Several were in the Rev. The names of 
sons known are: Win., -Jesse, Benjamin, Thom- 
as Jr., John. What were the names of the 
other four? And what was the 1st name of the 
wife of Thomas, Sr.? How many of them were 
Rev. soldiers? These boys came to Ky. or Ohio, 
prob. Ky., and received land grants for Rev. 
service. Where in Ky. did they come? — E.E.E. 

3530. Pike-A N'DREWS. The mother of Gen. 
Albert Pike> C.S.A. was Sarah Andrews before 
marriage; born in Ipswich, Mass. Who were 
her parents? Is there Rev. service in this 
line?— L. P. B. 

3531. T apt-Dresser. Susan Taft, b Pom- 
fret, Conn., Sept. 19, 1761, m Isaac Dresser 
(liev. soldier from Mass.) and d at Ciarkson, 
N. Y,, Not. 14, 1825. Was her father in tha 
&<iv. \T&r? 

(2) HovEY-Ti'LEa. Was Daniel Hovey, b 


Mass. Oct. 29, 1701, m Ruth Trie 

Mch. 31, 1742; moved to Sutton. Mass. before 
1762, in the Rev. War? 

(3) Witter-Park. Elijah Witter, son of 
Joseph and Elizabeth (Gore) Witrer, was b 
Sept. 15, 1734; m Lucy Park Ncv. IS, 1756 
at Preston, Conn. Did he render auy Rev. 
service ? 

(4) Hodge. Where can i get the full 
record of Joseph Hodge, b on a farm iu Oraage 
or Allamance Co., N. C. Capt. of a military 
company in the Rev. and wounded by a ramrod 
being shot through Lis hip from the gun of a 
Tory named Hastings, who had surrendered. 
Capt. Hodge's two brothers were also in the 
Revolution. Their names were William and 
Robert Hodge.— E. A". T. 

3522. Whitties - Moreell - Keisey. Capt. 
David Whit tier, Rev. soldier from April 19, 
1775 to las diseh, as Capt. in Col. Thomas 
Poor's reg'L dated Fort Clinton, Ncv. 16. 177S 
was b in Haverhill or Methnen, Mass. and d 
ab. IS 1 5 in Henderson, N. Y. He m (1) Abigal 
MorreO who d in Danville, Vt. and he m (2) 
Miss Keisey. His, eh by his (1) wife were: 
Jonathan, Thomas, Abigal, Aehasia, Hannah. 
SaIoma } Fanny and David. Who were Capt. 
David Whittier's parents? WT»en and where 
was he born? When did he marry Abigal 
Morrell ? 

(2) Morrell-Wbtttier. Who were the 
pareuts of Abigal Morrell, who married Capt. 
David Whittier, mentioned above? — S. P. I>. 

3533. Scott. Can you direct me to a Scott 
Genealogy, which treats of the Southern branch 
of the family, whose family names are ; Ben- 
jamin, Jerome, Prances, Nancy and Betsey? 

(2) Can I procure back copies of the Ameri- 
can Monthly Magazine? — M. A, S. 

3534. Wheeler. Thomas Wheeler, son of 
Benjamin Wheeler and Mary Neale, his wife, 
married and had several ch among them a dau 
Ellen, who m John Gibson Grindall. He m (2) 
Mary Goforth. He was of Harford Co. and 
later of Baltimore Co., Md. and died intestate. 
What was the name of his first wife! — E. M. II, 

3535. Willett-Tholipson. Wm. Willett 
and his wife, Orziila 'Thompson were m ab. 
1801 in Va. came to Allegheny Co., Penna, near 
Pittsburgh, and had: Hezeklah, Emeiine, Eiiza, 
Sarah. William, John, Samuel and Uriah. Wil- 
liam Willett's mother's, name was Keziah 
Wayne. Ancestry desired of both Wm. Willett 
and his wife. 

(2) Gisbony-Reed. George Gibbony m 
Mary Reed ab. 180G in Washington Co., Penna. 
Tht.y had one dau Jane, b Men. 21, 1S09 who 
ei Wm. T. Willett Dec. 4, 1S33. Ancestry da- 

353C. Tefjtt (Tafft)-Maxson. Wanted, dais 
of death of C&pt. Joseph Te.fft (or Taftt) who 


wea b Mch. 19, 1737, in Bichnoond, E. I. and 
m Sarah Maxson July 17, 1757. — A. M. 

3537. Hart-Clay. Lucretia Hart, wife of 
Henry Clay, was proud of her Hart blood. To 
what family did she belong! 

(2) Hart. In " Homesteads of the Blue 
Grass" in the Century Magazine for May, 
1S92, pp 60-1, mention is made of the house 
of Nathaniel Hart, built ab. 1800 near Ver- 
sailles, Woodford Co., Ky. Was Nathaniel a 
descendant of John Hart, the Signer! — J. H.F. 

3538. Nixon. Wanted, official proof of 
Rev. service of John Nixon, of Leesburg, Va., 
with all genealogical data, name of wife, etc. — 
G. S. W. 

3539. Bell-Sampson. Wanted, the Chris- 
tian name of the husband of Sarah (Sampson) 
Bell, of Washington Co., Penna. Was she 
related to the Sampsons of Eev. fame?— M. J. 

354.0. Mott. John Mott was a Captain in 
the Eev. and also a guide to Gen. Washington 
at the Battle of Trenton. (See Jerseyinen in 
the Rev. War, p 402). What was the maiden 
name of his first wife, whom he married 
about 1770?— If. I. A. 

3541. Suddith-Weayer-Eoush. Frank Sud- 
deth in Sarah Weaver in Va. and she d in 
1876 or 8, aged 92 years. He was the son of 
Wm. Suddith and Priscilla Eoush. Wm. was 
a Eev. soldier in the Eleventh regiment of 
Va., and was born in ] 753. Wanted, dates of 
marriage and death of Wm. Suddeth and his 
wife, Priscilla; also dates of birth, marriage 
and death of their son, Frank. — C. W. S. 

3542. Peirce-Mansfield. Asa Peirce, of 
Boston, Mass., m Anna Mansfield of Salem, 
Mass. He had five brothers, John and William, 
who moved to Alabama; Humphrey and Israel, 
who moved to Baltimore, Md., and Levi, who 
went to New Orleans before 1812. Who were 
his parents, and did he have any Eev. service? 

(2) Mansfield-Peirce-Eveleth. Informa- 
tion wanted concerning the parents of Anna 
and Dorcas Mansfield of Salem, Mass. Anna 
in Asa Peirce; Dorcas m a cousin, Col. Mans- 
field, who lived to old age and was a noted 
figure on the streets of Salem in his later days 
with his hair in a queue, knee breeches, silver 
knee buckles, silk stockings, etc. There was 
another sister, (name not known) who m Mr. 
Eveleth, and had a son, Joseph. Is there any 
Eev. Service in this line? — V. W. 

3543. Titus -Hartford. Archibald Titus, b 
in Delaware ab. 1770; rn Nancy Hartford, b 
N. J. ab. 1778. They emigrated to Western 
Penna. in 1802 and he served in the War of 
1812 from Mercer Co. Parentage of both, 
with Eev. service, if any, and all genealogical 
data, desired. — A. T. B. 

3544. Caldwell-Logan. Official proof of 
eervice of Eobert Caldwell, Sen. desired. He 

was a son of John Caldwell and Margaret 
Phillips, his wife, of Lunenberg Co., Va., and 
was b in 1732. His wife's name was Mary 
Logan. They moved to Boyle Co., Ky. in 1781. 
He was a member of the Legislature in 179S, 
died in Danville, Ky. in 1806.— if. C. IV. 

3545. Stone. Any information desired of 
Marshall Stone, of Anne Arundel Co., Md., in 
1790, and his wife, Sarah.— J. M. S. 

3546. Gridley-Pratt. Elnathan Gridiey, b 
Mch. 30, 1727, m Sarah Pratt Feb. 27, 1753. 
According to tradition, he was Lieut, in the 
Eev. from Conn." Official proof of service de- 
sired, also place of birth, and names of parents. 

(2) Lattimore. Charles Lattimore, lived 
in Va. with his wife, Elizabeth (maiden name 
unknown), and had: Eichard, John, William, 
David and Alice (called Alcey). Alice m 
Eichard Hurst and lived at Norfolk. They 
moved to Miss, in 1802, and Wm. and David 
Lattimore went w r ith them. Did Charles Latti- 
more have any Eev. record? What was his 
wife's maiden name, and where in Virginia 
did they reside? 

(3) Snead-Gooch. John Snead m Mary 
Gooch in Va., Mch. 25, 1739, and moved to 
S. C. Their ch were: Jane, Molly, Keziah 
Hurt, Lavinia, Frances Ann, Susan Poindexter, 
Nathaniel, Sicily, Garland, John Gooch, Tilman 
and Wm. Claiborne. Did John Snead render 
any Eev. service? Genealogical data also de- 
sired.—!). C. L. 

3547. Cooper - Hipshire - Miller. Eobert 
Cooper and wife (name unknown) lived on 
the Susquehanna river in Penna, when there 
was a raid by the Indians, and Cooper was 
killed. His wife and two daughters escaped. 
One of them m Eobert Hipshire and had two 
sons and five daughters. One of the five 
daughters, Mary Hipshire, m Emmanuel Mil- 
ler, b 1789, in Va., emigrated to Ohio when 
a child; Mary Hipshire was b 1797, in Penna. 
Can anyone assist me in finding the parents 
of Emmanuel Miller? They were originally 
from Heidelberg, Germany. 

(2) Forrest-Wheaton. John Forrest, b 
Va. or Md. in 1796, m Waterle Wheaton, b 1807. 
John Forrest was a soldier in the War of 1812. 
Can anyone tell me the ancestry of John For- 
rest? Any information gratefully received. — 
M. C. L. 

3548. Wood. Zebedee Wood, b in the north- 
eastern part of Va. ab. 1765, d in Eastern 
Tenn, ab. 1830. He lived for a few years in 
Randolph Co., N. C. ab. 1800. His ch were: 
Eejiab, Polly, Turner, Nancy, Elizabeth, James, 
Dobson, Clements and Joseph. What was the 
name of Zebedee 's wife? Who were their 
parents? Was there any Eev. service in either 
line?— F, E. G. 

3549. Greene-McMulijn. Euth Greene, 
dau of Ambrose Greene, a Eev. soldier, wa* 



b Sept. 30, 1767, m George McMuilin and d 
May 8, 1852. George was b July (or Aug.) 
25, 1765, and d Doc. 24 or 23, 1S23. Who 
were his parents'? Pi. I they rendei any Kev. 
service? What were the unities of the ch of 
George and Ruth McMuilin? 

(2) CcONRAD-T-'HtscRN. Philip P. Coonradt, 
b May 23, 1769, in Hannah Hydorn and d May 
20, 1839. She was b Oct. 23, .17*73 and d June 
10, 1843. Ancestry of both Philip and Hannah 
desired, with all genealogical dnta, and Rev. 
service, if any. — E. II. G, 

3550. Peacuck- VYogdwakp. John Peacock, 
son of Thomas and Elizabeth Peacock, was b 
Jan. 8, 1763, in Liberty Co., Ga., near Midway 
church, where he was baptised Apr. 1, 1763. 
He rr, (I) Ann Dunham Men. 1, 17S7. She d 
Mch. 22, 1791, leaving- two eh: Mary, b TJan. 
8, 1788, who m Thomas A. Peacock, Jau. 23, 
1806; and Ann Elizabeth, b Feb. 14, 1791. 
John Peacock m (2) Feb. 21, 1799 in Liberty 
Co., Ga. Arm Woodward and d Apr. 9, 1823 
in Bell Buckle, Ten's., leaving fourteen eh by 
the second wife: Susan, b 1SG0, d mmi 1842; 
John W„, b 1802, m Fanny H, White; Sophie 
W r ., b 1804, m (1) Nathaniel E. Caldwell in 
1821 and in (2) in 1S50, George Davidson, 
dying is Shclbyvilie, Term, in 1870; Mary Eliza, 
b 1805, in Alexander Newton 1824, and d 1375 
in Crystal Springs, Mass. ; Ann Tabitha. b 
1809. *d 1815; Win. John, b Dec. 15, 1810, m 
(1) Sophie E. Featherstone, Nov. 28, 1832, m 
(.2) 1841. Katherine Thorne Featherstone and d 
in Bell Buckle, Tenn.. May 6. 1881 ; Jane Aman- 
da, b 1813, m Hamilton Led better, 1829, and d 
in Texas; Thomas James, b 1814, m Selima 
Steele, d 189-1 in Texas; James Thomas, b 1816, 

m Mattie , d 1878 in Texas; Josiah Samuel, 

b 1816, m Mary H. White, 1841 and d Texas; 
Caroline Woodward, b IS19, m Ciaiborn w. 
Black in .1838; Wilson Newton, b 1821, m and 
d in Texas; Leander W., b 1823, d unm. in 
Texas; and'Lucilla, b 1823, m G. B. Biack in 
1842. John's father, Thomas Peacock, was 
said to have come to Midway from Charles- 
ton, S. C. in Mch. 1755, a single man, and to 
have married Elizabeth in Midway. Did he 
have any Rev. service? Can anyone tell mo 
anything about his ancestry or that of his (2) 
wife, Ann W r oodward. She was an only child, 
and her parents died when she was a minor. 

2) Featherstone (Feathers-ton). Ances- 
try desired of Sophie E. and Katherine Thorne 
Featherstone, who married John P'eaeoek, men- 
tioned hi above query. Was there Rev. ancestry 
in that line? — O. F. 

3551. "Woodward -Livingston. Information 
desired of Humphrey Woodward, who m Anna 
Livingston Ln Hebron, Essex Co,, N. Y. in 

is 13— -3/. II. L, 

3552. Strong. Name of wife, and genea- 
logical data desired of Benajah Strong, who 

served seven days from Coventry, Conn, in 
Capt. Buell's Co. at the Lexington Alarm. 

(?) Burroughs. Name of wife and all 
gen. data desired of Edward Burroughs, who 

served as a Lieut, in the Lexington Alarm from 
Fairfield Co., Conn. 

(3) DIMMICK. Shnbael Dimmick "ye 3rd." 
enlisted Apr. 15, .1779, from Tolland Co., Conn. 
as a sergeant. Name of wife, wi-h ail gen. 
data desired. 

(4) Peirce. Samuel Peirce was in Cant. 
John Steven's company, Col. Burrall's regiment 
in 1776 from Conn.. Who was his wife? -What 
were the dates of his birth and death? — J. B. 

3~i53. Baker-Lav. Charles Baker, a soldier 
in War of 1812, m Eliza Lay Dec. 3, 1800. 
She was b Apr. 25, 17S3, and d Dec. 14, 1856. 
Who were her parents, and did they render 
Rev. service? Charles Baker was the son of 
Eiijak Baker, a Kev. soldier. Official proof of 
service, name of wife, and all gen. da'a de- 
sired. — E. M. 

3554. Lyon. William Ellis Lyon and his 
brother, Andrew, came across the mountains, 
anel settled in West Ya. Wm. Ellis m Sarah 
Dexiaatrj, raised a large family; James Madison, 
who m Nancy Thompson; Mary Ellen., who m 
Sylvester Bartlett; Jane, who m Newton Pew; 
Samuel, who d unm; Lee, who m (1) Gay Lake, 
and ei (2) Mary Pauline Richards; Andrew, 
who m Henrietta Green; Cyrus, who m Jane 
Shrieves: Byrd, who in Harmon Shrieves; and 
Jane ? who m James Conwell. The mother of 
Wrou Ellis and Andrew Lyon came with them, 
and after her husband's death m (2) Mr. 
Rogers. Is there Rev. ancestry in this line? 
Where can one find any record of any of these 
people t—M. L. P. 

3535. Rogers-Campbell. Jame3 Rodgers, b 
Ya. €>r Md. May, 1773, d in Tenn. in July, .1842. 
He was a surveyor in Va. in his early man- 
hood, afterwards moving to Tenn. where he 
studied and practised law at MeMinnville. He 
was m twice; had two sons, John and Archi- 
bald Roan by his first wife. His second wife 
was Margaret Campbell, dan of Judge David 
Campbell of Tenn. and by her he had. three 
daughters. Wanted, ancestry, with Rev. ser- 
vice, if any, in these lines. — A. N. 

3553. Walton-Sims. Before 1800 one Jona- 
than Wood married a sister of Jesse Simms 
Walton, who resided fifteen miles from Augus- 
ta, Georgia, and became the wealthiest planter 
in that part of the State. Jesse Simms Walton 
was either the son or nephew of George Waiton 
of Asr-usta, Georgia, Signer of the Deetewtito 
of Independence. Jesse Simms Walton's 
motltter was probably " a Simms. Desire the 
WaicoB. and bimrns ancestry and Rev. services. 

(2) Hendee Handy. Charles Hendee was 
a publisher of books in Boston between 1785 


and 1900. Wanted, name of T.ife and parent- 
age and any Rev. ancestors. 

(3) Wilcox. Dr. Robert Wilcox was sur- 
geon, serving in the Eev. from Delaware. He 
came of the Rhode Island family and is be- 
lieved to be identical with the one given in 
Amer. Biog. Dictionary by Alien as "Robert 
Wilcox. American Naval Captain 1751-1822/ ' 
X. E. Hist. Gen. Keg. Vol. 33, pp 37 and 39, 
credits him as being confined in a British prison 
1778, being then "Master" of ship, "The 
Swallow. ,J Tradition credit? Delaware man 
as having served in Navy. He must have re- 
moved from Delaware as his dau Sophia was 
born in 17 $6 at Martinsburg, Ya. She m 
Eobert J. Turner and d Lancaster, Ohio, 1S61. 
Wanted more information concerning Eobert 
Wilcox, his wife and family. 

(4) Boaz-Page. James Eathwell Page, in 
Oct. 13, 1824, at Eichmond, Virginia, Ann F. 
Boa z, b ab. 1S03. She was a descendant of 
the Virginia Boaz family, represented in Revo- 
lotion by John, Abednego, Meshack and Shed- 
rack Boaz. The family lived in Patrick Co., 
Virginia. Desire lineage. 

(5) Bolling - Bp.itt. The Britt family 
lived in Goochland County, Virginia, and one 
Williams. Britt was born there before the Eevo- 
lution in which William, John, and Obediah 
all served from same County. A son of Wil- 
liam Britt was named Boiling Britt from which 
it is believed his mother was a Boiling. The 
children moved to Monroe Co., Ky. Bolling 
Britt served in Eevolutionary War. Wanted, 
both Britt and Boiling ancestry. 

(6) Rorertson-Gautier. Nicholas Gautier, 
a Frenchman of Virginia, married Prances 
Eobertson about 1775-80. She was a grand- 
daughter of Edward Thurston and probably a 
daughter of Moses Eobertson, at least she bad 
a brother of latter name. Wanted, her ancestry 
and any Eevolutionary service. 

(7) Stone. Wanted, name of wife and 
children of Thomas Stone, Signer of the Decla- 
ration of Independence. 

(8) Page. Absalom Page with his father 
served at the Battle of Kings Mountain ; about 
1790 he moved to Davidson Co., Tenn., where 
he became a wealthy planter. He died in 1823 
leaving a will, naming wife, Patsy, (a widow 
Brooks with two daughters when he m her) 
sons, Jesse, Jefferson and Warren and dau Bet- 
sey. Wanted, ancestry and Revolutionary ser- 
vice. Claimed Absalom Paige m (3) times: 1st 
to a Brown and had besides above, a son, John, 
and two dans, who m bros. Dozier. 

(9) Bierly- (Byfrlt,) etc. Maryland and 
Pennsylvania family. Descendants of Andrew 
Byeriy of Col Boquet Indian war fame. 

Wanted, all available information of family 
settling in "Frederick a/jd Washington Counties, 
Maryland, before the Revolution. 

(10) Hewitt. Eandall Hewitt was a Eevo- 

lutionary ooldier in Connecticut. He died near 
Seneca Falls, New York. Wanted, birth and 
death dates. Names of vs'ife and children, 
Claimed to bo son of Lieutenant Eichard 
Hewitt of Eev. Wanted, information con- 
corning latter. 

(11) Matthews. Henry Matthews served 
in Revolution in New Jersey. Died near Seneca 
Falls, N. Y. Wanted birth, death and mar- 
riage dates, names of children and any oth'T 

(12) Snipes-Wycoff. Was there a Captain 
Snipes of New Jersey or North Carolina who 
served with Marion. A half-sister, Catherine 
Wycoff m a Larison in New Jersey. Wanted 
more of the Snipes and Wycoff ancestry. 

(13) Monnett, variously spelied Monet, 
Manet, even Money. French Huguenot. Wanted 
any facts relating to Eevolutionary service of 
Isaac Monnett of Calvert County and of Abra- 
ham Monnett of Prince George and Frederick 
Counties, Maryland. 

(14) Burfell (Btjrrill). Maryland fam- 
ily. John Burreil or John Francis Burreli or 
Francis Burreli served in Revolution. Wanted 
name of wife and. children. 

3557. Dean. Information wanted of Aaron 
Dean, who rn Ru + h and bought property in 
Middlesex Co., N. J. in 1741, dying at Dean's 
in 1779. Was he related to the L. I. Quakers, 
or did he come from East Jersey or Pennsyl- 
vania? His wife was supposed to have been 
p. Yankee; what was her maiden name? Did 
he serve in the Revolution? 

(2) Stevens-Palmer-Dean. Ancestry de- 
sired of Mary Stevens, who m (1) Nathaniel 
Palmer of Conn, and then John Dean of Dean's 
N. J., dying ab. 1S52. Was she born in N. J. 
or in Conn.? Did her father serve in the 
Revolution? When and where was she married? 

3553. Sv.-ATN-EoBrE. Did Hezekiah Swain 
of Kensington, N. H., who m Susanna Ecbie. 
perform any Eev. service! 

(2) . Eobie, Did Ichabod Eobie, father of 
the above mentioned Susanna, perform any Eev. 

(3) Sleeper-Smith. Who were the parent? 
of Mary Sleeper, who m Joseph Smith of San- 
bornton, N. H., and d in 1S01? 

(4) Smith-Morrison. Did Samuel Smith 
of Epping, N. IL, whose dau Agnes m Ebene- 
zer Morrison, perform any Eev. service? 

(5) Sanborn-Dearborn. Wm. Sanborn m 
Elizabeth Dearborn in 1731 and resided in 
Exeter, N. H., afterward moving to San born - 
ton, N. H., where he had been granted a tract 
of land. Did he serve in the Eevolution ? — 
B. H. N. 

3559. Edwards-Penn. West Edwards lived 
in Greene Co., N. C, near Shaw Hill and 
Raleigh; m Elizabeth Perm in 1749, and had: 
Thomas, John, Nancy Drew, Miles and Betsey. 
Did he serve in the Revolution? — C. E. 



79 W. Monroe St., Chicago 



Oct. I, 1914 

Mrs, Taylor, 

Genealogical Dept , , 

>T^w"berry Horary, City, 

Dear Madam: 

K ef er r i ng t o our c o rw e t s a tic n i n re- 
gard to the query in the Daughters of the Amer- 
ican Revolution magazine, Volume XLV, 17c *2, 
page 114, I do not think the William sanborb 
who married Elizabeth Dearborn served in the 
American Revolution. My record of Revolution- 
a r y services does n o t show t ha t h e did, a nd a s 
he was "born in 1710 he would probably have been 
toe old to fight . 

Yours very truly, 



c^v \) c -> 




35CC. In Drummond's History of the Bean 
Family, it is stated that Joshua Bean m his 
cousin, Mary Bean (daughter of Sinkler or 
Sinclair Bean) Nov. 27. 1763, lived in Gil- 
manton, N. H. until 1784, when they moved to 
Wintkrop (now Redneld). N. H., where ho died 
in 1814. He, as well as many of the Bean fam- 
ily, was a Quaker, and signed the Test, ap- 
proving the Declaration of Independence, and 
consenting to be taxed, but could not con- 
scientiously bear arms. Does this entitle one 
to membership in the D. A. RJ Did Sinkler 
(Sinclair) Bean serve in any capacity? 

(2) Dale. John Dale was b in Danvers or 
Salem, Mass. Sept. 7, 173 S, and d Nov. 10, 
1789. He was the son of John and Abigail 
Putnam Dale. Has he any Rev. record? 

(3) Hardy. Deacon Timothy Hardy, b 
Aug. 24, 1705, d of small-pox June 21, 1777 
at East Bradford, Mass. He was the son of 
Joseph Hardy, Jr., and his wife, Mary Bur- 
bank. Had he any Rev. service. 

(4) Bradley. ' ' Lieut. Nathaniel Bradley ' ' 
of Haverhill, Mass. was b 1738 and d 1804. 
It was at his tavern where the first Fourth of 
July celebration in Haverhill was held. He 
m Elizabeth Ordway, and was the son of 
Daniel and Elizabeth (Ayer) Bradley. Official 
proof of Rev. service desired. 

(5) Ordway. Who were the parents of 
Elizabeth Ordway, mentioned above. Did they 
render any Rev. service? — E. A. A. 

3561. Fields. Miles Fields of Jefferson Co., 
Ga. was b 1794 and d in 1886. H« was the 
son of Seth Fields, said to have been a Rev. 
soldier from N. C. Official proof of service 
desired, with all genealogical data. 

(2) Spivey. James Spivey emigrated from 
Yorkshire, Fng. and settled in Jefferson Co., 
Ga. If anyone has established this line of 
descent, I will be very glad to correspond with 
them. I know that he was my grand- 
father ; but there is a missing date or two. — 
TV. TJ. W. 

3562. Black-Smith. Samuel Black died in 
Augusta Co., Va. and his will was dated Sept. 
1782 (See Augusta Co. Records, Vol. Ill, p 
164) and proved Apr. 15, 1783. His wid, 
Rebecca, dated her will Feb. 8, 1794, and it 
was proved Apr. 7, 1802 (Sfe Augusta Co. 
Records, Vol. Ill, p 250). In Samuel's will 
mention is made or a dao Nancy. Whom did 
she marry? There was a Nancy Black who m 
Edward (or Edwin) Smith ab. 1782, I think 
in Rockbridge Co. He d in Ky. and she d 
in Ind. Could she have been the Nancy men- 
tioned above? In Va. Militia in the Rev. by 
J. T. McAllister, mention is made of a Samuel 
Black, who was a 2nd Lieut, under R. McCreery, 
sworn Oct. 20, 1778. Could this refer to the 
Samuel Black mentioned above? In Va. Maga- 
zine of History, Vol. 2, p 253, mention is made 
of an Edward Smith who was a Lieut, in the 

Rev. War. Was this th© Edward Smith who 
m Nancy Black. The Samuel Black who d in 
Augusta Co., Va. lived first in Cecil Co., Md. 
I think. Ancestry desired. — A. W. S. 

3563. Hope -Anderson. Information con- 
cerning ancestry and place of birth of Benjamin 
Burton Hope, who m Elizabeth Anderson and 
lived near Hopefield. Louisa Co., Va. ab. 1780. 
She was a sister of Matthew Anderson, who d 
in 1S2S, and her husband, Benjamin, d 1830 
in Louisa Co., Va. 

(2) Mass t e. George Massie d in Louisa 
Co., Va. in 1837, leaving a wife, Temperaace, 
and the following children: John, George Jr., 
Mary Timberlake and Sarah Christmas. He 
bad two brothers, Peter and William Massie. 
Wanted, his parentage, maiden name of wife., 
and all gen. data. 

(3) Turner, Information of Lewis Turner, 
who d in Louisa Co., Va. in 1838. His wife 
was named Elizabeth. Vbat was her maiden 
name? — A. E. TV. 

3564. Palmer-Barber. Asa Palmer of 
Greene Co., N. Y., m Elizabeth Barber and had: 
Wm., Asa, James Seymour (b July 28, 1798, 
moved to Ohio and m Amy Eichhorn, and d 
Mch. 10, 1846) Joel, Clarissa, Harriet and 
Elizabeth (or Harriet Elizabeth). Ancestry, 
with all gen. data on both sides desired, with 
Rev. record, if any. — A. K. C. 

3565. Coleman (Kohlman) - Kdnkel. 
Wanted, the names of the parents- of Jacob 
Kohlman (or Coleman), who in 1808 m Cathe- 
rine Knnkel at York, Pa. The father or 
grandfather of Jacob Kohlman was a Ger- 
man doctor who came to this country be- 
fore the Rev. and located either in Penna. 
near York, or Harrisburg, or near Baltimore, 
Maryland. His name was Jacob or Valentine. 
He enlisted when past 90 years of age, and 
served through the war, dying at the age of 
107 years. A son also enlisted and was held a 
prisoner on one of the prison ships, dying soon 
after the war. Any information, wanted. — C. C. 

3566. Hall-Philley (Filley). Roswell 
Hall m Lurana Philley and they lived at White- 
3: all, Caldwell or Warrensburg, N. Y. W'as 
Roswell the son of Capt. Wildman Hall of New 
York, and did either of them see service in the 
Revolution! Who were Lurana Philley 's 
parents, when and where born, married and 
died? Was her father a Rev. soldier! 

(2) Richmond Staples. Abiel Richmond 
m Joanna in 1773 and had: Joanna, b 1775, m 
Job Staples and had: Charity, Cyrus, Marcus, 
Joanna and Richmond Staples; Job Staples and 
wife were from the vicinity of Taunton, Mass. 
and moved to Windsor, Vt. and then to Con- 
cord, N- H., where both died ab. 1S45. Did 
Abie:! Richmond render any Rev. service! Whai 
was the maiden name of his wifef When and 
where were both born, married and fliedT— 

h. a. w. 


3567. WEBSTER. Can you give me the names 
cf the children of Noah Webster, and to whom 
they were married? Also official proof cf Rev. 
service of Noah Webster, himself. — A. L. C. II. 

35GS. Smith. David Smith of Amherst, N. 
H. m Mary Smith (daughter of Ebeuezcr, a 
soldier in the French and Indian War.) and 
d in 1S09, leaving among others, a son Noah. 
Official proof of service desired. He was always 
called Capt. David Smith. — L. V. IP. 

3569. Button-Hakes. David Button of 
Berlin, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., had ten eh as 
follows: Ellis, Betsey, David Jr., Syble, Henry, 
Roswelh Sally, Ira, Asa, (or Ace) and Aaron. 
The eldest ch Ellis, was b Apr. 15, 1810, and 
m Permelia Hakes Dec. 20, 1S31. David is 
said to have married his cousin. What was 
her name? Who were the parents cf David 
Button, and when and where born? Is there 
Rev. service in this line? — E. E. J. P. 

3570. Gould-Smith. John Gould, b July 
25, 1766, d May 31, 1842, m Eunice Smith, b 
Oct. 14, 1770. d Mch. 9, 1865. They lived in 
Famelia, Jefferson Co., N. Y. Had twelve 
children as follows: Rhoda, b Jan. 31, 1791, m 
Wm. Knox; Ora, b Sept. 26, 1793, m (1) Sarah 
Blackmer, (2) Safrona Levally; Amos, b Sept. 

7, 1794, in ; Daniel, b Sept. 5, 1796, 

m Fanny Demmon; James, b Sept. 30, 179S, 
d unm; John, b Dec. o. 1800, m Nancy Augs- 
bury; Betsey, b Nov. 7, 1S02, m Mr. "Fuller; 
Smith, b Nov. 5, 1804, m Ann Eliza Conant; 

Lueinda, b Oct. 14, 1506, m (1) Chase, (2) 

Coon, (3) Madison: Eunice, b Dec. 

II, 180S, m Dr. Woffle; Almena, b Feb. 4, 

1811, m Fuller; Amanda, b Feb. 3, 1813, 

m John Richard. Names of father and mother 
or brothers and sisters of John Gould and 
Eunice Smith, where they came from to N. Y., 
and the Rev. service is desired. Any informa- 
tion which will lead me to trace these lines will 
be greatly appreciated. 

(2) Conant- Wood ward. Josiah Conant, b 
Oct. 28, 1755, d Aug 5, 1828, m Annie Wood- 
ward, b Apr. 17, 1766, d Jan. 18, 1843. They 
are buried in Limerick, Jefferson Co., N. Y., 
but came from Columbia Co., N. Y. Had 
eleven children as folk>ws: Dorcas, b Apr. 19, 
17S3, m Caleb Woodward; Sally, b Dec. 5, 

1784, m t Upson; Lydia, b May 16, 1786, m 

Thomas Tompkins; Abel, b Apr. 5, 1790, m 

. ; Rhoby, b May 15, 1792, m Thomas 

Tompkins; Eunice, b Oct. 10, 1794, d unm; 
Mahala, h Aug. 12, 1795, m John P. Gifford; 

Bcnajah, b Aug. 16, 1798, m (1) , 

(2) < — -Corning; Sylvester, b Mch. 5, 1S03, 

m (1) -, (2) Harriet -; Ann Eliza, 

b Jan. 8. 1805, m Smith Gould; Susan R, b 
Sept. 30, 1808, in (1) Charles Avery, (2)- — 
Rogers. Ancestry of Josiah Conant is desired; 
also Rev. service. Correspondence solicited with 
any. descendant by Jennie M, Anderson, 263 
Cypress Ave., Pasadena. California. 

3571. Taylor. Adam and George Taylor 
immigrated to this country, settling in Sinking 
Creek Valley, Craig Co., Ya. before the Rev. 
and a portion of this land is still in the pos- 
session of the descendants. George Taylor 
served in the Rev. Did his brother Adam, or 
did their father (name unknown) serve? Adam 
in in Eng. Polly Claxtry and had: James (who 
m Ann Thomas) Wm. Allen, Charles, George 
and Joseph. James and Ann Taylor had a 
son. Ballard, who m Jennie Chapman. Any 
information of this family desired 

(2) Miller-Raymond. Timothy Miller, b 
Aug. 22, 1753, m Aug. 15, 1776, Elizabeth Ray- 
mond in Bedford, Westchester Co., N. Y. and 
d Nov. 28, 1837. Official proof of service de- 

(3) Rude. Wanted, name of father of 
Jai»e3 Rude, b July 1, 1781, Litchfield Co., 
Cobs., d Nov. 11, 1856, Castile, N. Y. Also 
dates of birth, marriage and death and proof 
of service in Rev. war. 

(4) Copp. Was Simeon Copp, son of Josiah 
Copp of Plaistow, N. EL, a soldier in the Revo- 
lution?— A. M. W. 

3572. Bradford-James. John Bradford of 
Va. m Mary Kinkead (Kincaid) ab. 1717 and 
had among others: Daniel, who m Alice Morgan 
and kad John, Wm., Charles, Benjamin, Enoch. 
Violeiia, Sarah, Katherine, Fielding, Simon. 
Jobs, m Eliza James and is said to have serve] 
in the Rev. war. They had: Margaret, Daniel, 
Benjamin, Mary, James, Dinah, Charles and 
Fielding of Fauquier Co., Va. Whom did Mar- 
garet marry? Was it Andrew Barbee? Are 
these Fauquier Co. Bradfords connected with 
the Mass. Bradfords? If so, in what way? 

(2) Catlett-Exders. Robert Catlett and 
his mife, Mary, had: Henrietta, who m Mr. 
Richardson; Peter, who m Juliette Bell; and 
a elan who m Jacob Enders. What was her 
Christian name? These Catletts came from Ya. 
Were they related to Thomas and Benjamin 
Catlett who m Ann and Mary Gwathmey, 
daughters of Owen Gwathmey and Hannah 
Temple? Peter Enders lived in Fauquier Co., 
Va. Did he have Rev. service? — E. M. 

3573. TURNER-WrLLOUGHBY. Daniel Turner 
was fe 1765, m Miss Adeline Willoughby, and 
d 1815. He was the son of Timothy Turner of 
Vt. What was the name of his mother! Did 
Timothy serve in the Revolution? Is there any 
Rev. service on the Willoughby line? — H. P. B. 

3-574. Porter-McClean. Ancestry desired 
of Margaret Porter, who m in 1773 Samuel 
McClean (b 1744, and son of Wm. and Eliza- 
beth. [Rule] McClean) in Adams Co. and after 
the Rev. moved to Westmoreland Co., Pa.— 
F, J. I. 

3575. Bass. Did Jordan Bass serve in the 
Revolution? If so, would like official proof 
of service. — M. B. D. 



3576. Cretof.s. (Kriedlrs-Creeder). Am- 
brose Crelors, of German or Holland extrac- 
tion, enlisted at Lancaster, Pa., and was killed 
at the Battle of the Brandywine. The name 
has been spelled in different ways. Official 
proof of seivice desired.- — P. C. II . 

3577. Allen-Pepper. Information desired 
as to the Rev. record of Robert Allen of Ky. 
or Va. said to have been a relative of Ethan 
Allen. He m Miss Pepper, who was a 
descendant of Gov. Pepper of Ky. and their 
dan. Frances, m Reuben Van Schoiack. — P. S. 

3578. Tolson. Wanted, official proof of 
service of George and Lewis Tolson. They were 
brothers and served under Washington. Were 
there any men by name of Tolson in the Rev. 
war?--/. B. 11. 

3570. V ass-Mitchell. Did Lofflin Vass 
serve in the Rev. war' His wife's name was 
Obedience; and they resided in St. Augustine, 
Fla., in 1784, where their dan., Margaret, was 
born. Margaret Yass m Stephen Mitchell in 
Liberty Co., Ga. 

(2) Gordon- Atkin". Mary Gordon was b 
June 19, 1773, in Lunenberg Co., Va., m lea 
Atkin, Jr., in Cumberland Co., N. C, had a 
brother named Lyddall Gordon. Was her 
father 's name William, and did he serve in the 
Revolution ? Would also like name of lea 
Atkin 's wife, with dates of birth, marriage and 
death.— M, M. I). 

3580. Cotton -Holbrook. Thomas Cotton, 
my Rev. . ancestor, m Sarah Holbrook at Pom- 
fret, Conn. It is said that her father, Ebenezer 
Holbrook, served in the Rev. Official proof 
desired.— F. N. C. 

3581. Tiffy, (Tiffey or Tiffee). My 
grandfather, Isaac Tiffy, was born in 1816 in 
Green Co., Ky. When 6 mo. old his parents 
moved to Clay Co., Ind., near Terra Haute. 
The father of Isaac, I think, was a Frenchman. 
I am not sure but I think his name was Isaac, 
too. His wife 's name was Sarah. She lived 
to be 86 yrs old. They had seven children: 
John, Alex, Lucinda, Isaac, and Sally are all 
the names I know. After the father's death 
the widow married a Mr. Mcintosh or Macin- 
tosh. Did this Tiffy family have Revolutionary 
service? What was the maiden name of this 
mother? Did her parents serve in Revolutionary 

(2) Maxwell-Brasewell. John Maxwell 
married Jane Brasewell, who emigrated from 
Ashe Co., X. C, and the next record I have of 
them they were located in Lawrence Co., Ind., 
between ^ the dates 179S and 1821. Ancestry 
of both desired with all genealogical data, and 
Rev. service, if any. John Maxwell died 8-19- 
1857 and was buried in Bloomington, 111. aged 
$'£ yrs., 26 ds. His wife, Jane, was also buried 
in Bloomington, 12-29-1833, aged 59 >rs. I 
think the religion of this family in N. C. was 
"New Lights.' * 

(3) Tolliver (Toliver or Taliaferro.) - 
Maxwell. I am told the name Tolliver was 
originally spelled Taliaferro and pronounced as 
spelled Tolliver. 

Chas. Tolliver, my gr. gr. grandfather and 
wife, Susan, emigrated from Ashe Co., N. C, 
and the next record I have they were in Law- 
rence Co. or Orange Co., Ind. Ancestry of both 
desired with all genealogical data and Rev. 
service of both families, if any. I know of 3 
sons, James, Wesley, and Jesse, and 2 daugh- 
ters, Mahaly and Thursey. Mahal; m Richard 

The son James was born in Ashe Co., N. C, 
1798, and was married 1821 to Elizabeth Max- 
well in Orange Co., Ind., by Rev. Lewis Bryon. 

What was this Susan Tolliver 's maiden name? 
Did her parents serve in Rev.? 

(1) Pattox-Hunter. My gr. grandfather 
was a native of Penn. His name was Patton. 
I do not know his given name. He married 
Jane Hunter, whose parents came from Ire- 
land with five daughters, Mary, Elizabeth, Mar- 
garet, Catherine and Jane. Catherine m a Mr. 

Havens. This Patton and wife, Jane 

(Hunter) Patton died young, leaving three 
children: Mintha, Elias and Martha Eleanor. 
Elias fought through the Civil War and died a 
few years after war closed. — E. T. 

35S2. Miller (Mueller) -Hog aborn\ Capt. 
Jeremiah Miller (or Mueller) m Sarah Hoga- 
born, and served in the Rev. Who were the 
parents of Sarah, his wife? Did they render 
any service of a patriotic nature? 

(2) Tenbroeck. Did Jeremiah Ten Broeck, 
son of Samuel and Maria (Van Rensselaer) Ten 
Broeck serve in the Revolution? He m Marytje 
Van Alen, b Nov. 20, 1733, and died Oct. 24, 
1802. Who were her parents, and did they 
render patriotic service? 

(3) Abel-Metcalf. Wanted, the relation- 
ship between Hannah Abel who in Ebenezer 
Metealf Apr. 28, 1702, and Sarah Abel, who 
m Benjamin Metealf Sept. 20, 1788? Which 
was the daughter of John Abel of New Farms/ 

(4) Metcalf-Hyde. Ancestry desired of An- 
drew Metealf, b Dec. 5, 1736 at Lebanon, Conn., 
m Zeruiah Hyde (b Dec. 15, 1740). He was 
the father of Priscilla Metealf, who m Samuel 

(5) Braoforb-Metcalf. Ancestry desired 
of Catherine Morgan, second wife of Wm. 
Bradford, who served as a patriot during the 
War of the Rev. and was confined on a prison 
ship. Wm. Bradford was b Aug. 4, 1760 in 
Va., d near Nashville, Tenn. July 30, 1831. 
His father, Joseph B. Bradford, also served 
during the W T ar for Independence. Has Cath- 
erine Morgan any Rev. ancestry? — If. W. 

3583.. Fbans. Conrad Frank and his sons, 
John and Frederick of Herkimer Co., N. Y v 
served in the Rev. and Conrad Frank applied 
for and received a pension. The &on > John, 


lived at Fort Herkimer and became first judge 
of Herkimer Co. "When was he born, and when 
did he die? What was the name of his 
wife? Would like all gen. data concerning her. 
(2) Frank.- He Co mbs (McCombie). Wanted, 
names of the children of John Frank, men- 
tioned above. Bid he have a dau. Magdelina, 
or Ethelinda, who m John McCombs or Mc- 
Combie of Lyme, Jefferson Co., N. Y.f If so, 
wish all gen. information concerning both her 
and her husband, John McCombs (McCombie). 
—IT. H. M. 

3584. Parker-Small. John Parker m and 
had a son, Rev. James Parker, who m Deborah 
Small. They had a son, Daniel, who m Hester 
Greene. All gen data desired of these families. 
Was there Eev. ancestry on any of these lines? 

(2) Gkeene-Blethen-Woodbury.. Hester 
(Greene) Parker, mentioned above was the 
dau. of Ira and Betsey (Blethen) Greene; and 
Betsey was the dau. of John and Sarah 
(Woodbury) Blethen. Sarah had two brothers, 
Edward and James. Who were their parents? 
Did they render patriotic service? 

(3) Greene. Ira Greene, mentioned above 
was the son of W r m., who had a brother, John. 
"Who was their father, and did he serve in the 
Revolution? They are said to have been re- 
lated to Nathaniel Greene and Wm. 's father 
is supposed to have fallen at Bunker Hill. 
They came from Lisbon Falls. Maine (Andro- 
scoggin Co.) — B. K. W. 

3585. Edw 7 .ap.ds-Penn. West Edwards, Sr. 
m Elizabeth Penn in 1749, and lived near 
Shaw Hill or Raleigh, N. C. Their fifth son, 
Miles Edwards, b 1804, m Jan. 2, 1823, Sarah 
Cummins in Simpson Co., Ky. Ancestry, with 
all gen. data and Rev. service, if any, desired. 

(2) Jowell. James Jowell, b Dee. IS, 1793, 
in N. C, m Tabitha Paralee Jowell (b Nov. 
18, 1824, in Tenn.) James' mother's maiden 
name was Crummy or McCrnmmby. Ancestry, 
with all gen. data, and Rev. service, if any, de- 
sired.— C. E. 

3586. Ashley-Messenger. Miranda Ashley 
m Billy Messenger of Becket, Mass., in 1779. 
Was she a relative of Moses Ashley, who served 
in the Rev. in the first Mass. reg't. of Foot; 
mustered in Jan. 1, 1777; promoted to be Major 
in 5th. Mass. reg't. Jan. 6, 1780, and served 
as late as Apr. 16, 1793, in 6th Mass. reg't'? 
From what town did Moses Ashley enlist! 
Whom did he marry! All gen. data concerning 
him desired. 

(2) Russell-Horton. David Russell, b. 
Dec. 10, 1742, d July 28, 1813, m Sarah Hor- 
ton (Oct. 23, 1751— Men. 9, 1844). Did he serve 
in the Revolution? If so, what was his record ?_ 

(3) Russell-Smith-Greenman. Lucy Rus- 

sell, dau. of David and Sarah, b May L 


d Jan. 3, 1872, m (1) Ira Smith (April 7, 1783 
—June 13, 1835) on Feb. 18, 1807; m (2) 

Silas Greennnn July 22, 1836. He d Apr. i. 
1870. Who were the parents of Ira Smith t 

Did they render patriotic service? 

(4) Messenger. Did Benoni Messenger, b 
1718, d 1777 in Becket, Mass., render any 
patriotic service that would entitle his descend- 
ants to admission in the D. A. R.f 

(5) Is there a genealogy of the Messenger 
Family, descended from Edward Messenger, 
who settled in Mass. in 1040? — J. A. 

3587. Slocualb. Official proof of strvioe 
desired, of Stephen Slocumb of Sampson Co., 
N. C, brother of Gen. Slocumb. 

(2) WlLBQUKN. Official proof desired of Rev. 
service of Elijah Wilbourn, who entered the 
service as a Major from S. C. and served in 
Gen. Washington's army, generally acting as 
one of Washington 's aide-de-camps. — M. E. L. 

3588. Hooker- Andrews. Gilbert Hooker m 
Rebecca Andrews and served in the Rev. He 
was a Rev. pensioner, dying near Clyde, Wayne 
Co., N, Y. His wid. d later at her daughter's ir 
Calhoun Co., Mich. They had: Elizabeth, who 
m Nelson Aidrich, and lived in Michigan; Lucj, 
who m a Dr, Proctor; James, who owned a 
line of packet boats going from Albany to 
Buffalo ; Zina, who m Carojine Robinson (or 
Wilson) and Ansel (or Asil) who m and went 
to Houston, Texas; Rebecca (Hooker) ■ An- 
drews had a sister, Elizabeth, nicknamed Bet- 
sey, who m a widower, named Maynard; a 
sister, Lydia, who m Stephen Whitehead j a 
sister who m Mr. Beadle and a sister who m 
Mr. W r est. These Last were my grandparents; 
and as my father died when I was a child, in 
Is T . Y. State, I would be grateful for informa- 
tion in regard to them. They had David West 
(my father) Alonzo, of N. Y. City; Wm., who 
d near Bronson, Michigan, and a dau. who d 
inf. Charles Hooker, son of Zina, of Grand 
Rapids, Mich., has the old Hooker clock, brought 
across the ocean. — L. S. 

35S9. Madison- White. Henry Madison of 
"Va. m Martha White in 1747. Is he the Henry 
Madison of St. John's Parish who deeded 1900 
acres of land to his niece Frances Madison, 
the youngest dau. of his brother, Ambrose, 
dee'd, and who, with his brothers, Ambrose 
and John, were the sons of John Madison, 
Sheriff of King and Queen Co., in 1714? Did 
my ancestor, Henry Madison, have any Rev. 
service?— A. W. B. 

3590. Reous-Chaffln -English. Joel Redus 
ffi Catharine English, who d Nov. 9, 1879 (ami 
is buried at Livona, Ind.), being in her 86th 
year. Joel, with his elder brother, Aaron, and 
other brothers and sisters, Benjamin, Samuel, 
Hetty and Pcllv, were the ch. of James Redus 
and bis (2) wife, Sarah Chaffin of Pesna. Any 
data concerning either of these throe families, 
•especially what will enable me to enter the 
3>. A. R. will be gratefully received. — B. P U. 



3591. McNeil (McNeal) -Burn's. Capt. 
Hector McNeil (or MeNeal) way a Capt. of 
Penna. Rangers from 1777 to 1782. He had a 
'dau. Margaret, who ru Thomas Burns. What 
was the name of his wife? Who were his other 
children? Address also of any descendant of 
Hector or Archibald McNeil 

(2) BURNS -McNeil. Ancestry desired of 
Thomas Burns, who m Margaret McNeil, with 
all gen. data, and Rev. record, if any. 

(3) McDonald-Taylor. Alexander McDon- 
ald m Nancy Taylor. Did he serve in the 
Revolution? Ancestry desired of both him and 
bis wife, with all gen. data and Rev. record, 
if any.— C. B. 

3592. Palmer, Philo, Wm., Henry, Samuel, 
and Joshua (or Jonathan) Palmer, brothers, 
living in or near Coxsackie, N. Y. in 1844, were 
among those who attended the Reunion of the 
Palmer Family at Stonington, Conn., in 1S83, 
as descendants of Waiter Palmer. Who were 
their parents? Is there Rev. ancestry in this 
line? Can you tell me of a Palmer Genealogy, 
which treats of this branch of the Palmer 
Family?— 21. C. S. 

3593. Clark-Davenport. Joel Clark, b Oct. 
1S07, in Maine, m June 3, 1S30, Dorothy Daven- 
port (b May 16, 1802). He d June, 1845, and 
she d Aug. 1887, in Holliston, Mass. They 
lived in Hallowell, Maine. Ancestry of both 
desired, with all gen. data, and Rev. service, 
if any. 

(2) Gsicsby-Clifton. Jesse Grigsby, b 
hot. 1768 and 1780, m Millie or Sarah Clifton, 
and d Page Co., Va., in 1838. Ancestry of 
both, with all gen. data, and Rev. service, if 
any, desired. — N. B. F. 

3594. Conwell-Thomas. Ancestry desired 
of Wm. Conwell and his wife.. Mary Thomas, 
who were m Feb. 10, 1803. Wm. Conwell was 
b May 4, 1779, presumably in Va.,- and d in 
Carroll Co., Ohio, June 21, 1850. Mary Thomas 
was b Aug. 9, 1781 and d June 21, 1859, in 
Carroll Co. Wm. had a brother, John, who m 
Miss Barnes; and probably others, viz.: Rich- 
ard, who d Dec. 5, 1800, and his wife, Rebecca, 
who d Feb., 1829; George Conwell, who d May 
7, 1814, and James Conwell, who d May 6, 1814. 
Where were these last three buried ? All in- 
formation in* regard to either family desired. 

(2) Gri?eiN-Roby. Information desired of 
Samuel Griffin, who was b Charles Co.. Md., 
Oct. 28, 1778, and d Ohio, Oct. 27, 1836. He 
m Elizabeth Roby (May 27, 1775-Jan. 14, 1854, 
in Ohio). Two of their eh. were called Ran- 
king and Gillespie. Were those family names? 
AH information of either line desired. — O. TJ. G. 

3595. Hatfield. Nathan Hatfield was a 
private in Capt. Jacob Wiltz' Co., Fourth Bat- 
t'dioi, Phila. Co. Militia, in 1778 (Pa. Archives, 
Sixth Series, Vol. I, p. 796). What was the 
name of his wife, aDd did he have any chil- 
dren?— F. A. C. 

3596. Hall-White. Timothy Hall, b Scitu- 
ate, Mass., Dec. 5, 1714, was the son of John 
and Abigail (White) Hall. Did he serve in 
the Rev. War? Whom did he marry, and what 
were the names of his children? — M. V. 1. 

3597. James-Pinkerton. Robert Pinker ton 
James m in 17SS in Trenton, N. J., Ann (or 
Nancy) Pinkerton, and enlisted in Maidenhead 
(now Lawrenceville), Hunterdon Co., N. J.. 
Dec, 1776. What were the names of his par- 
ents, and did they render patriotic service? 

(2) Pinkerton. David Pinkerton lived in 
Trenton during the Rev. period. Did he have 
service? What was the maiden name of his 
wife?— M. M. P. 

3598. Allen-Davis. Benjamin' Allen, a Rev. 
soldier from Va., m Elizabeth Davis. Dates of 
birth and death of Benjamin Allen desired, also 
ancestry of Elizabeth Davis. — B. G. J. 

3599. Rogers. Wanted dates of birth and 
marriage of Joseph. Rogers of Pittsylvania Co., 
Va., who d in 1824, m Elizabeth (what was her 
maiden name?) and had: Polly Cosins; Eliza- 
beth Nelson; Josiah, who in Elizabeth Smith; 
Frances, who m James Soyars; Win., who m 
Nancy Brawner; Stephen; Reuben; Rebecca, 
who ra Jeduthan Carter; Polly Coleman, who 
m Pleasant Soyars (Pittsylvania Co. Will Bock, 
1, p 53). Did Joseph Rogers have any Rev. 
service ! 

(2) Stabler. Did John Joseph Stadler have 
a son, John? He is mentioned as having one 
daughter, Mary Dorothea Stadler. My gr.-gr.- 
inother, Betsy Stadler, b Men. 3, 1805, d Oct. 
28, 1905 ; m. Jim. Campbell, and was the dau. 
of John Stadler of Va., who later moved to 
Lexington, Fayette Co., Ky. 

(3) Garrett (Gabrott) -Cubby. Thomas 
Garrett (or Garrott) b Oct. 17, 1758, d Apr. 
23, 1827, and m Ann Curry (when?) b Oct. 6, 
1761, d Oct. 6, 1830. He lived in Pittsylvania 
Co., Va., for I have copies of deeds and of a 
Land Office Treasury Warrant (No. 15035) 
made Feb. 3, 17S3. Did he have Rev. service? 

(4) Powell. Wanted, information con- 
cerning the father of Watson Powell of Hali- 
fax Co., Va.— G. li. 

3600. Pierce. Information desired of James 
Pierce, said to be a distant relative of President 
Pierce, who was a Rev. soldier, enlisting from 
Mass. His father *s name was Henry. When 
and where was he born, and what was his wife's 
maiden name? ch. were: Henry, Herman, 
Wm., Ephraim, Prosper, Theodore, and two 
others, names unknown. — L. A/". M. 

301. Bennett-Williams. James Bennett, 
b May 22, 1749, d Dec. 22, 1819; m Lydia Wil- 
liai.ES Oei. 10, 1770, at Colchester, New London 
Co.. Conn. They had sixteen ch. including two 
pairs of twins. Official proof of service of 
James Bennett desired. 

(2) Barlow. Who was the father of Rev. 


Wffi. Barlow, one. of the earliest Episcopal 
clergymen of Chicago, 111,, who was living there 
in the winter of 1817-S, and possibly before. 
Win. had a sisier, Loviea Barlow, who was 
my grandmother, and their father was undoubt- 
edly in the Rev. Official proof of service de- 
sired, with all gen, data, necessary to complete 
papers for the D. A. R. 

(SjMills-Fjvrraxd. Robert Mills, said to 
have been an English Lord, fought with "Wash- 
ington during the Rev. lie was at "White 
Plains, X. V., and when George Washington 
called for volunteers for dangerous service, was 
one who volunteered. He disguised himself as 
a farmer-boy, bare-footed, and went within the 
British lines every morning with garden truck, 
until he obtained the desired information in 
regard to the position and strength of the Brit- 
ish. Gen, Washington offered Mills a "star" 
for his bravery, and also a commission; but 
the boy dec-lined all. Robert Mills' son, Daniel 
Comstoek Mills, m Dolly Farrand., who with hex- 
brother, Wra. Farrand, were the ch. of Jared 
Farrand, whose Eev. service has already been 
proven.— M. L. £. B. 

3602. Buffi \TiTO>; -Few, Joseph Buffington 
settled in Chester Co., Penna., afterwards moved 
to N. C. and Spartanburg Co., S. C. He m 

Mary Fei 

of Joseph and Mary (Aston) 

Few. Was she related to Win, Few, an officer 
in the devolution i Official proof of Joseph 
Bumngtoii ■ s service desired in the Revolution. 

(2) Atkes-Buffington. Samuel, son of 
Joseph Buir"ington, mentioned above, m Oct. 27, 
1S07, Mary Ayres. What was her father 's name, 
and did he serve in the Revolution 1 ? Their 
dau., Mary Ann, m Charles Eaton Ryan Aug. 
7, 1S3S, in Milledgeville, Ga. 

(3) Bp.own-IIamilton. Parentage of Eliz. 
Brown, of Chipola, Florida, who m Wm. Hamil- 
ton, desired. She had a brother, Benjamin, and 
a sister or sister-in-law, who was named Cyn- 
thia. Did her father serve in the Revolution ? 

(4) Daniel (McDaniel) -Stevens. W r anted, 
official proof of the Rev. service of John Daniel 
or McDaniel, of Marlboro Dist., S. C, whose 
wife was Rebecca Stevens. He had a brother, 
Moses, and a sister, Elizabeth. Was related in 
some way to the Whitfields, McDowells, Mc- 
Matts, and to James and Caswell Ball. — B. D. 

3603. Wheeled. Can anyone tell me about 
the parentage of Wm. Wheeler, and the name 
of his wife? He d Fayette Co,, Ky., ab. 1832, 
had a son, and a dau., Rebecca. Family tradi- 
tion states that Wm. emigrated to Ky. from 
Md. He lived many years in Fayette Co. Rev, 
service, and all gen. data desired on both of 
"the above lines, 

(2) KaWIUNS-Q ICaie. Lucinda Hawkins 
m Michael O'Hair either in Augusta Co., Va., 
or in Ky. What were the names of her parents ? 

All gen. data concerning them, with Rev. serv- 
ice, if any, desired. 

(3) Cameron-Manuel. Sterling Cameron 
in Wm. Manuel either in Penna. or Fayette Co., 
Ky., in 1810. Who were her parents? All gen. 
data concerning them, with Rev. service, if any, 

(-4) James-0 'Hair. Wanted, data con- 
cerning the ancestry of Rachel James, who lived 
in Ya. or Ky. and m Thomas O'Hair, sou of 
the above mentioned Michael. Did her father 
serve in the Revolution? 

(5) Bailey-Holston. Who were the par 
ents of Nancy Bailey, who m John Holstou at 
Charlottesville, Va., ab. 1811, and moved to Lin- 
coln Co., Ky., ab. 1814. John Holston was b in 
1788, and d" at South Bend, Ind., in 1868. Who 
were his parents? Kancy Bailey d at Plymouth, 
Ind., in 1871. Where wa:3 John Holston bora? 
Any information in regard to either line de- 

(6) Taber-Thomas. Wanted, all gcnealogi- 
cal data concerning Rebecca Thomas, who m 
Jonathan Taber and lived in Onondaga Co.. 
N. Y. Jonathan. Taber was the son of Gideon 
Taber and his wife, Susannah Wilson. Did 
Gideon Taber serve in the Rev. war? Did any 
ancestor of Rebecca Thomas or Susannah Wil- 
son serve? 

(7) Wheeler-Manuel. Rebecca Wheeler. 
dau. of Wm. Wheeler mentioned above, was b 
Fayette Co., Ky., Nov. 13, 1814. She lived with 
the family of Henry Dalton Elbert of Scott 
Co., Ky. Family tradition states that she waa 
the cousin of Rebecca Starkey, wife of Henry 
D. Elbert. She was ra to Philip Manuel (son of 
Wm. and Sterling (Cameron) Manuel, men- 
tioned above,) in 1837. What was her mother 's 
maiden name? Was there Rev. ancestry on the 
maternal side? — N. H. F. 

SG04. Drane-Laaiar. James Diane d ab 
1835. His wife, Priscilla La Mar, dau. of Ecb 
ert, d ab. 1836 in Garred Co., Md. Ancestry, 
with all gen. data, and Rev. service, if any. 
desired on both of these lines. 

(2) West-Htlleary. Benjamin West (1729- 
1820) of Montgomery Co., Md., m in 1760, 
Verlinda Hilleary and had: Annie, Eleanor, 
Henry H., Sarah, and Washington. He was 
with Washington at Valley Forge. Washing- 
ton West, son of the above Benjamin West, 
moved to Belleville, 111., in 1828. Wanted, 
name of his wife, and all gen. data. — If. D. 3/. 

3606*. Where can I obtain copies of the Wil- 
liam and Mary Quarterly? 

(2) Matthews -Simkins. Peggy Matthews 
m Dalby, and afterwards Arthur Simkins in 
the early 70 's; and her line is carried our in 
the Quarterly mentioned above. Please publish 
it in the Gen. Dept. 

(2) Alams. Have any members of the D. 
A. R. joined on Ebenezer or Timothy or Rich 
3*d Adams of Virginia T Richard was on Gea, 



Washington's staff; and Thomas -was a signer 
of the Articles of Confederation. I would like 
to correspond with them. 

(3) SCOTT. Has any descendant of James 
Scott of S. C. (who is mentioned in the History 
of Edgefield Co., by Chapman) and afterwards 
moved to Alabama, entered the D. A. B.i 

(4) Collier. Are there any Colliers in the 
list of ancestors in the D. A. R. membership ? 
—J. L. M. 

3606. Morse-Barton. Naomi Morse, b 
Charlton, Mass., Nov. 9, 1784, m Pliny L. Bar- 
ton. She was a relative of the inventor of the 
telegraph. Ancestry, with all gen. data, and 
Rev. record, if any, desired. Was she descended 
from any of the following Rev. soldiers, whose 
descendants are members of the D. A. R. ? 
David (3375), Elisha (90S3), Sergeant David 
(5485)/ Jacob (29327), John (10765), Joseph 
(3024), Corporal Joshua (2900S), Nathan 
(3447), Nathaniel (3&S2), Silas (5606), Simeon 
(2922), Stepben (290i5) 1— E. 11. P. 

3607. Van Viack-Wiltse-Scoxtex. Abra- 
ham Van Ylack was born at Fishkill, Dutchess 
Co., N. Y., Feb.. 2, 175"; d Nov. 19, 1836, at La 

Grange, N. Y. He married Margaret 

b 1757, d April 8, 3 839. She was a half sister 
of John Sconten. Family tradition says Abra- 
ham Yan Ylack ? s wife was a YViltsie or Wiltse. 
Their children were Abraham A. ; Henry ; John 
A., who m (1) Elizabeth Gridley, (2) Maria 
James (widow); Martin; Andrew, who m 
— , Jewell; - Jacob; Isaac; Mariah; Wil- 
liam; Cornelia; Betsey, born between 1777 and 
1798. Abraham served in the Revolution. Who 
were his parents and did his father have Revo- 
lutionary service? What was h : s wife's name? 
Revolutionary service, if any, of her father, de- 

(2) Tripp-Christy. John Christy, b Sept. 
29, 1775, d Mar. 19, 1833, m Jan. 7, 1776, Anne 
Tripp, b Feb. 12, 1752, d Jan. 21, 1828. Resi- 
dents of Dutchess Co., N. Y. John Christy was 
the son of Dennis Cornelia (Stewart) Christy. 
Dates of birth and death and marriage of Den- 
nis Christy and Cornelia Stewart desired with 
Revolutionary service of Dennis Christy, if any. 
Parentage of Anne Tripp, with Revolutionary 
service of father desired. Children of John 
and Anne . (Tripp) Christy were Benjamin, b 
Mar. 15, 1776, m Esther Hall; Margaret, b 
Apr. 12, 1778, m Joseph Lockwood; Richard, 
b Mar. 18, 1780, m Margaret Rogers; Sarah, 
b July 20, 1782. m David Corwin; Leonard, b 
Sept. 18, 1784, m Ruth Hail; John, Jr., b Jan. 
18, 1787, m Martha Townsend; W T iliiam, b Mar. 
18, 1789, m Margaret Brownell; Anne, b Aug. 
11, 1792, m Robert Ingraham. The children of 
Dennis and Cornelia (Stewart) Christy were 
John, b Sept. 29, 1755, m Anne Tripp; Mary, 
b 1757, m (1) Robert (?) Kidney, (2) Josiah 

Bull; Elizabeth, m Broomfield; Martha, 

m Whs lev; William, b July 5, 1772, m 

Ruth Bull. Perhaps, also, a Richard and a Cor- 
nelia! Dennis Christy may have lived in New 
Jersey before settling in Dutchess Co., N. Y. 

(3) Wetherbee-Herrick. Asa Wetherbee, 
b Sept.. 10, 1783, in Fitchburg, Mass., died Aug. 
16, 1852, in Dunkirk, N. Y. (son of Paul Weth- 
erbee, a Rev. soldier, and Dorcas Hovey), m 
Nancy Herrick, wlio died in Evans (now 
Brant), Erie Co., N. Y., about 1833 or '34. 
Of their 15 children, the eight who lived to ma- 
turity, were Sylvanus, b Feb. 17, 1S17, m Eliz- 
abeth Jessup; Mary, b , m Erastus Gran- 

nis; Maranda, b Aug. 31, 1824, in George Rus- 
sell; Barbara, b Mar. 27, 1824. m Harry Car- 
ley; John, b Aug. 3, 1825, m Ruth Roberts; 
Dorcas, b Dec. 14, 1826, m John Kenley; Asa 
Jr., b Oct. 22, 1S29, m Emily Hufstudeler; 
Charles Paul, b Aug., 1831, m Margaret Scott. 
Of these, Sylvanus, Maranda, Barbara and 
Charles Paul, removed to Wisconsin, Asa to 
Texas. Asa Wetherbee came to Evans, Erie 
Co., N. Y,, in 1811, and served during the War 
of 1812. Nancy Herrick 's ancestry desired, 
with Revolutionary service, if any, of her fath-" 
er and grandfather. — E. M. C. 

3608. Johnson. Did Thomas Johnson of 
St. Leonard Creek, Calvert Co., Md., who d 
1777, serve on any Committee from Calvert 
Co., from 1774 to 1777? Six of his sons were 
officers in the Rev., one of them, Thomas John- 
son, Jr., being Gov. of Md. in 1777, and his 
gr.-dau. was the wife of John Quincv Adams. 
—C. I). J. 

3609. Snyder-Gilman. Names of eh. de- 
sired of John Ludwig Snyder, a Rev. soldier, 
who in Anna Maria Gilman of Lancaster Co., 
Pa., in 1788, and is mentioned in Query 3300? 

(2) Rusheb\rger-Ringler. Jacob Rushe- 
barger m Ann Ringler. Wanted, information in 
regard to the ancestry of Jacob. Did his father 
or grandfather serve in the Revolution! — 
J. B. S. 

3610. Van Slyke-Lightall. Peter Corne- 
lius Van Slyke of Schenectady Co., N. Y., b 
Apr. 5, 1766, moved to Indiana in 1816, ra Mar- 
garet Lightall, and d Sept. 5, 1834. Did he, or 
the father of his wife, Margaret, serve in the 
Rev. war? If so, give name of ancestor, record 
of service, and all necessarv genealogical data. 
— C. E. 

3611. Goodrich. Conn. Men in the Revolu- 
tion gives the record of Elisha Goodrich as a 
private in Capt. Heart 's Co., and later as a mem- 
ber of Capt. Stanley's Co. Was he the Elisha 
Goodrich, who was b Farmington, CoPn., Mch. 
12, 1736, son of Elisha and Rebecca (Seymour) 

(2) Wheeler. Moses "Wheeler was b Derby, 
Conn., July 28, 1750, was he the Moses Wheeler 
who was in Capt. Birdsey's Co. in 1777, and the 
ii Sergeant M. Wheeler' ' of the same company 
at the time of the New Haven Alarm.?— E, G. 


3812. Edgington -Albion. Ancestry desired 
of Thomas Edgington and his wife, Folly Al- 
bion, of Ohio. It is said that the ancestor 
of Thomas was an Englishman, "whose estates 
were confiscated because he fought in the Rev. 
on the side of the Colonists, He was given a 
laud grant from the State of Va. in the mili- 
tary tract of Ohio. 

(2) Johnston-Douglas. Wm. Johnston of 
Elizabeth, Morris Co., N. J., b 1756, m Sarah 
Douglas, and d 1S13. Did he get his title of 
Captain from service in the Revolution! Did 
his father, James Johnston, b 1724 in Ireland, 
serve? Did Sarah's father, Insley Douglas, 
serve in the Revolution? 

(S) Scott-Kekr. Thomas Scott d 1S52, m 
(2) Elizabeth Kerr, and their oldest eh. Rachel, 
was b 1791, in Tt. What part of the State? 
Did Thomas or his father Samuel (who d in 
1823), serve in the Rev. war? 

(4.) Stamm-Emericx. Nicholas Stamm 
lived in Berks Co., Penna., during the Rev. 
and was probably of suitable age to have 
served. Is there any record of his or his fath- 
er 's service? Wanted, records of this family 
or of the Emerick family, the first members of 
which came over on the same ship with the pro- 
genitors of John Jacob Astor. — P. 11. F. 

3613. Cook-Nichols. James Cook, b ab. 
176S or 70, m Miss Nichols, and moved to Cald- 
well Co., Ky., in 1812 from N. C. His father's 
name was Silas Cock. Did either Jaiiies or 
Silas Cook serve in the Rev. war? 

(2) Nichols. Christian name of Mrs. 
James Cook, and Rev. ancestry, if any, with 
all genealogical data. — F. E. C. 

3614. Clark. Robert Clark, a soldier in 
the War of 1812, from what is now Upshur Co., 
West Va., m Miss Bozart. His father is said 
to have been Robert Clark also. Can anyone 
tell me the name of his wife, and also give 
dates of birth, marriage and death? Wa.3 he 
the Robert Clark who was pensioned from Va. 
and mentioned in the list of the Secretary of 
War in 1835? My ancestor is said to have 
been a near relative of George Rogers Clarke. 
Would like to correspond with any descendants 
of Robert Clarke, the pensioner. It is possible 
that the > name of the Clarke, who served 
in the War of 1812. was not Robert, but Wil- 
liam Clarke, and that he may be the Wm. 
Clarke who m Miss Powers (whose people lived 
on. Skin Creek in Lewis Co., Va.). He is said 
to have had three brothers, Abel, Valentine 
and James. Marshall Clark, son of RobeTt, 
who fought in the War of 1812, migrated to 
111., in 18G5, with his wife, Amanda Conrad. 
Would like to correspond, also, with descend- 
ants of this William ~ Clarke.— Jf. R. B. 

* 3615. Andexws. Benjamin Andrews of 
Conn., fourth son of Timothy Andrews and his 
(2) wife, Rachel Adldne, was b Dec. 18, 1755. 

Whom did he marry f Wa3 be the Benjamin 

Andrew's who was on the pension list of Litch- 
field Co., Conn., in 1840, aged 84 years? Dr. 
Samuel Amos Andrews, b Woodbury, Conn., 
1797, d in Wayne Co., N. C, and is said to be 
the son of the pensioner, Benjamin Andrews. 
Can this be proved?— E. T. B. 

3616. Malone. Jonathan Maloae, b in S. 
C, in 1758, is said to have served in the Rev. 
Official proof of service desired. 

(2) Jackson. Andrew Jackson is said to 
have had a cousin, Francis M. Jackson, who 
lived in one of the Carolinas. Can anyone 
give me the ancestry of these Jackson s, with 
Rev. service, if any? 

(3) Burton. Information in regard to the 
Burton -family of Kentucky is desired, with 
names of those of that name who served in the 
Rev.— M. A. C. 

3617. Colter (Collier) -Van Alstyn. Ja- 
cob Colyer (or Collier) m Maria Van Alstyn 
and d in Montgomery Co., N. Y. In Vol. XIII 
of the D. A. R. Lineage Book it is stated that 
this Jacob Colyer was a minute man in Col. 
Frederick Fisher's regiment in the Battles of 
the Mohawk Valley. Official proof of this serv- 
ice desired. 

(2) Folts-Petrie. Jacob Foils, b Nor. 2. 
1711, d Jan. 30, 1S08, m Catrina Petrie (b 
July 4, 1714, d June 11, 1799). Jacob was the 
son of Melchior Folts, who landed in Phi'a. in 
1710, volunteered against Canada in 1711 ; set- 
tled at Frankfort, N. Y., in 1723, where he and 
his wife, Anna Catrina, lived and died. Jacob 
is said to have served as Lieut, in the Tryon 
Co. Militia at the battle of Oriskany, where he 
was wounded; and several of his descendants 
are mentioned in Vols. XXIX and XXXIV of 
the T>. A. R. Lineage Book. Can you give me 
official proof of this service? — A. C. G. 

3618. Hindman. Is there any official proof 
of the Rev. service of Alexander H-indraan of 
Rockbridge Co., Virginia? As Rockbridge Co. 
was formed from Augusta and Botetourt coun- 
ties in 1778, he might have served from any of 
the three counties in the beginning of the Rev. 
— W. H. L. 

3619. Sampson-Parnell. Am most ansious 
to obtain the dates of birth, marriage and 
death of my great grandfather, Jonathan 
Sampson, Jr. (brother of Deborah" Sampson), 
who is thought to have married a Miss Parnell. 
It is supposed that Jonathan's mother was De- 
borah Bradford, great granddaughter of Gov. 
Wm. Bradford of the Mayflower, who m Jona- 
than Sampson (b 1729), who was lost at sea. 
Deborah Sampson was b about 1760, and we 
think that Jonathan was about five years older. 
— C. M. S. 

. 3620. Latheo?. My father's grandfather 
was b in 1780 r and his father was a Rev, sol- 
dier, and was b in 1754. At one time lie .was 



taken prisoner, and his last name was Lathrop; 
but I do not know the name of the State from 
whence he came, his service in the Rev., his 
wife's name, or the date of his death. Can 
anyone assist me to become a Daughter of the 
American Revolution? — G. I). S. 

3621. Duncan. John Duncan was said to 
have served from Va. in the Rev. Can anyone 
give me the official proof of service? 

(2) Can you also tell me the names of 
the soldiers at the battle of Yorklown, names of 
soldiers who fought in the Indian Wars, and 
the names of the II. S. Congressmen from Va. 
during the Revolution ? 

(3) Camden-Duncan. John Duncan, men- 
tioned above, xn Esther Camden, who had a 
brother, William Camden. Their father, also 
Win. Camden, was said to have been an agent 
for Lord Fairfax, but whether he inherited 
land from his mother, Lad}' Culpepper, or ob- 
tained them from the King of England, I do 
not know. Any information in regard to the 
above lines will be appreciated. — L. I). S. 

3622. Wgoley. Silas Wooley's ancestors are 
said to have come over with the Pilgrims and 
settled in New Jersey. As I do not know in 
which county they settled, I am at a- loss to 
know how to proceed. Can anyone assist me? 
— E. F. S. 

3623. Page - Fleenoe - Sudduth - Sumter. 
James Robert Page of Albemarle Co., Va., m 
Catherine Fleenor. He was the son of Wm. 
Page and Mildred Franklin Suddurth (name 
sometimes spelled Suddeth, Suddoth or Sud- 
dith). Mildred was the daughter of Wm. Sud- 
duth, and his wife, Martha Sumter. Martha 
(Sumter) Sudduth was the sister of Gen. 
Thomas Sumter of S. C, who was b Albemarle 
Co., Va., in 1743, and they were the children 
of Wm. or John Sumter of Albemarle Co., Va. 
Thomas JelTerson, in one of his letters to his 
daughter, Mrs. Eppes, advises her to seek the 
advice of ' ' Mrs. Martha Sumter Suddeth, whose 
judgment and skill in sickness is worthy of the 
highest regard." They lived near Monticello, 
and were friends of Jefferson. Is there any 
record of Rev. service of this Wrn. Suddeth 
of Albemarle (or Amherst) Co., being in the 
Revolution? Is there record of an Edmund, 
Wm. or Robert Page being in the Revolution? 
William Page, who m Mildred, was the son of 
Edmund Page, who was the son of either Rob- 
ert or Wm. Page, all of Albemarle or Amherst 
County! Woods' History of Albemarle Co., 
pp. 321-2, gives most of the above informa- 
tion, but not enough to enable me to join the 
D. A. R. All information desired.— F. P. V. 

3624. Dunwell-Witter. Stephen Dunweil, 
said to be of Scotch descent, was b in Rhode 
Island in 1762, d in Ohio in 1840; m Deborah 
Witter in Preston, Conn., in 1780 ; served in the 
Revolution. He had brothers, Wm. and George. 

(2) Witter-Meech. What was the name of 
the second wife of Capt. Ebenezer Witter 
(1732-1S17), who m (1) Amy Meeoh in 1757; 
served in the Rev. from Presxon, Conn., and 
Lad a second wife, by whom he had a son, Al- 
fred, b in 1779?— E. A. Q. 

3625. Pfoutz-Pocock. Who were the par- 
ents of Christiana Pfoutz (or Pfouts), who m 
Frederick Pocock. She was h in Md., ab. 1790. 

(2) Mills-Pocock. James Mills, b 1742, 
was a Rev. soldier, and had: Thomas, John, 
Margaret and Nancy. He m (2) Christiana 
(Pfoutz) Pocock, of Tuscarawas Co., Ohio; and 
they had: Tenia, Sarah and James; and d in 
1S3&; is buried in Dundee, Ohio. What was the 
name of his (1) wife! 

(3) King-Pass more. Was Michael King, 
who m Susan Passmore, a Rev. soldier? Who 
were Ms parents? Did this King belong to the 
Mass„ or R. I. Kings? 

(4) Sheets. Who were the parents of Eliz- 
abeth, Susanna and George Sheets, b near Bal- 
timore,, Md., afterwards moved to Penna. Their 
mother m (2) Mr. Weir or Wein, in Penna. 
Any information which will lead to me to trace 
these lises will be. appreciated. — M. K. 

3626. Wheeler-Nod Y. Rebecca Wheeler, 
dau. of Wm. Wheeler, was b Nov. 13, 1814, in 
Fayette Co., Ky. She had a cousin by the 
name of Elbert jSTody, who was in the War of 
1812_ (According to family tradition was a 
Captain.) Rebecca Wheeler was m to Philip 
Manuel in 1S37 in Kentucky. "What was the 
name pi Rebecca (Wheeler) Manuel's mother! 
Where and when was she born? When and 
where was Wm. Wheeler born? Any informa- 
tion m. regard to either of these persons will 
be greatly appreciated. — N. M. F. 

3627. Fitzhugh-Thornton. Mr. Fitzhugh 
of Rockbridge Co., Va., had four ch. : Eliza, 
who ra Mr. Crouch; George, Presley and Lucy, 
b £804, m Allen Sulzer in 1821. He had a 
brother-in-law, Col. Thornton. Who was this 
Mr. Fitzhugh? Whom did he marry?— E. G. B. 

362S. Hardin (Harden). Official proof of 
service of Marten Hardin (or Harden) de- 
sired. Ho is said to have been Captain of 
Militia in 1755, and served in Dunmore Expe- 
dition; he was b in Va., 1720; and m Lydia 

(2) Garrard. Did Anthony or Jacob Gar- 
rard serve in the Revolution? If so, official 
proof desired. — if. M. 

362$. Plumi.-EY-Butler. Elizabeth Plumley 
m Afr. Butler, and had: Hannah, Elizabeth, 
Deborah, and Jemima (b June 8, 1799). They 
also tia&d several sons, one of whom, probably 
named John, served in a later war of the U. 
S. and in carrying mail on horseback, froze 
befJi of his feet. What war was this? What 
was the first name of Elizabeth's husband! 
JemSmUg mentioned above, in (1) Abel Prat 


and had one son, Joseph Prat. She m (2) 
her cousin, Austin Butler, Jan. 31, 1S24, ami 
had: Hannah, Almira, Alfred, Rhoda, Wins- 
low, Anna Marie, Mary and Joseph. Uriah 
Butler was the father of either Jemima or 
her cousin,/ Austin Butler (b Meh. 28, 1794). 
What was Uriah's Rev. record? Austin Butler 
had a brother, Harris Elkeny Butler. They 
started westward, but at -Buffalo, N. Y., sep- 
arated, Austin coining to Dayton, Ohio, by land, 
and the other starting by water. They never 
heard from each other again. Any information 
of either of these brothers giadlv received. — 
g. E. B. 

3630. Reed-Ellis. Blinker (or Bleeker) 
Wadsworth Reed m Margery Ann Ellis bet. 
1S13 and 1818 in Va., or in one of the Caro- 
linas. They lived in N. C. when their ch. were 
born: George Walker, b Jan. 19, 1S19, Reuben 
Calvin, Jesse David, Margaret, Melinda and 
Rebecca. Any information in regard to either 
of the above families greatly appreciated. It is 
supposed that George Walker was named for a 
Walker ancestor. 

(2) Hollo way-Qltnn. Ellen Holloway, 
b near Dec. 25, 1S09, on her father's plantation 
(which is sow the town-sire of Elizabethtown, 
Ky.) m in Nashville, Tenn., Lott Quinn. Want- 
ed, ancestry, with all gen. data and Rev. serv- 
ice, if any. llti' mother, Rebecca Holloway, 
had two ch., beside Ellen: John and Rebecca; 
and after the death of her (1) husband, Re- 
becca Holloway m Win. Brooks, and moved 
to Nashville, Tenn., before Ellen's marriage. 

(3) Quinn-Holloway. Lott Quinn, men- 
tioned above, was b in or near Asheville, N. 
C, ab. 1804. His parents d when Lott, his 
sister Lucy, and sevreal other brothers (names 
unknown) were small eh. and the family was 
•iivided, some moving to Miss, and some to 
Ala. Lott moved to Nashville, Tenn., when 
quite a young man, amassed quite a large prop- 
erty, and m Ellen Holloway. Wanted, an- 
cestry, with all gen. data, and Rev. service, if 

(4) Hardwick-Johnson-Madden. Pene- 
lope (Hardwick) Johnson and her husband 
lived with Bannister Madden, a son-in-law, in 
Sumner Co., Tenn., at the time of their death 
(bet. 1840-50). She was b ab. 1760 in either 
Williamson or Sumner County, Tenn. Wanted, 
names of her husband, parents, with all dates, 
and Rev. service, if any. 

(5) Bruce-Johnson-Bjce. W r m. Bruce, b 
before or ab. 1760, said to have been a Rev. 
soldier, married three times, and lived in Sum- 
ner Co., Tenn. He had a dau. SaUie, who m 
James Johnson and moved to Nashville, Tenn. ; 
a dau. Nancy, who m Dan Rice ; a dam Frances, 
who m Asa Johnson, and moved to Osage Co., 
Mo., and probably other eb. Wanted, names 
of the wives of Win. Brace, mth all gen. data; 
Rev. service, and any other information. 

(6) Sorrel (Sorrell) -Newberry. Wanted, 
given name and parentage of Miss Newberry 
of S. C, who m Mr. Sorrell (given name not 
known) bet. 1765 and 1772; and had: David, 
b 1773, who m Mary Bartlett; Green, who went 
to Ga.; Dick, who settled in Miss.; Ethan Allen, 
who finally settled in Texas: and George Wash- 
ington, who was b 17S4 in N. C, m Mary B. 
Chambers of Ga.. and moved in 1S19 to Wal 
dron, Ark. There was also one dau.. Nancy. 
Information of this family, with all gen. data, 
and Rev. service, if any (and it would seem to 
have been judging by the names given the 
children) greatly desired. — J/. Ii. Q. 

3031. Douglass. Official proof desired of 
the Rev. service of John Douglass of S. C. 

(2) Fitzpatrick-Nicholson. Information 
desired of the FitzPatrick and Nicholson fam- 
ilies of S. C— G. J. S. 

3632. Irish. Information desired of Ben- 
jamin Irish, who m Martha Irish, dau. of 
George Irish, at Newport, R. I. 

(2) Hopkins. Rev. record desired of Judge 
Samuel Hopkins of R. I. 

(3) Joslin-Irish. Ancestry desired of 
James J. Joslin, who m Hannah Irish at 

(4) Fairbanks. Rev. record desired of 
Win. Fairbanks, b Providence, R. I., ab. 1740. 

3633. Everett. John Everett of Faanets- 
burgh, Franklin Co., Pa., m" (1) Jane MeGuDoh 
(supposed to have been of Scotch descent), 
and had a son, Wm. Smiley Everett. It is said 
that John 's father cared for sixteen soldiers 
during the Rev. Can anyone give proof of 
this, with names of parents of John Everett, 
and all genealogical data. — C. S. E. 

3634. Craig. David Sr.ephen Craig served 
in the Rev. from N. H., and had a son, also 
named David Stephen Craig. The official proof 
of service is given in N. H. Rolls, but I lack 
dates and name of wife. Can anyone supply 
this for me? 

(2) Nott-Blake. Enoch C. Nott, b Dec. 14, 
1785, m Dorothy Blake, b Nov. 7, 1789 lived 
in Vt. Wanted, name of parents of Enoch, 
with all gen. data, and Rev. service, if any. 

(3) Gilman. Joshua Gilman served in the 
Rev. from N. H., was wounded at the battle 
of Bennington, and d at Williams town, Yt., 
where he is buried. His wife 's name is given 
on her tombstone, as ' ; Tabothy. ' ' What was 
her full name? 

(4) Buxton. What was the official record 
of the Rev. service of Charles Buxton, said to 
have served in the Rev. as a musician, playing 
a flute?— I. D. S. 

3635. Brown-Newman. John Brown Jived 
in Darlington Co., N. C, m Dorothy Newman. 
The father of Dorothy Newman was SamoeJ 
Newman. Did he serve in Rev. All data con 
eemiag family will be appreciated. 

(2) Lane-Bean. William Lane m Mary 



Bean in Montgomery Co., Penn. "William served 
as a private in Rev. war at the age of 17. 
Did Mary Bean's father serve in Rev.? 

(3) Lane-Evans. Edward Lane m Ann 
Evans, about 1730. Did he serve in Rev.? He 
wag the father of William and there were ten 
or her children. Would like to hear from some 
one in reference to this Line. 

(4) Banks-White. Thomas Banks m Eliz- 
abeth White. He was from the Carolinas. Had 
many children. John, the youngest, received 
a grant of land in Ga. Did Thomas Banks 
render service to Rev. cause? 

(5) Wilkinson. Elizabeth Wilkinson was 
b in Ya., about 1778. Brothers, John, Joe, 
Mack, Bob and Frank. Can some one furnish 
name of father and mother of this family, also 
Eev. service of father. 

'3636. Odell-Turney. Who were the chil- 
dren of William Odell, m Sarah Turney, 1758- 
1839, and to whom were these children married? 
William Odell enlisted from Redding as a 
drummer at the age of 17, and was with the 
retreating army at New York. The sash that 
he wore when serving under Lafayette is pre- 
served at Hartford, as it was used to bind the 
wrist of the General when he was wounded, 
Odell was a pensioner when he died at Litch- 
field. Lineage Book, Vol. 13, page 336. 

(2) Arnold-Biackmoke. What were the 
names of the children (and to whom were 

they married) of E Arnold, wife Mary 

Blaekmore, in 1783 R, Arnold 1757-1843, placed 
on pension roll of Indiana 1832 for 10 months' 
service with Pa. Militia, b Ireland, 4 Dear- 
borne Co., Indiana. Lineage Book, Vol. 26, 
p. 63. 

(3) Taylor. Who were the children of 
Lieut. Col. Richard Taylor (the father of Gen. 
Zachary Taylor), and to whom were these chil- 
dren married? What was the name of the wife 
of Richard Taylor? 

(4) Lank, Levin Lank, born about 1738, 
wife Naomi, was the father of 13 children; 
Mitchell, Ann, John, Thomas, James, Levin, 
Nathaniel, David, William, Cornelius, Lydia, 
Mary, and Davia. Information as to whether 
he, Levin Lank, rendered any civil or military 
services during the Rev. He lived in Dela- 

(5) Lank-Dodd. Levin Lank, Jr., b 1768, 
d 10-3-1831, m 1791, to Susannah Dodd, who 
died in 1831. Susannah Dodd's father settled 
in Delaware, near Lewes He started manufac- 
turing salt, by evaporation of ocean water sup- 
posedly. What was Susannah's father's name, 
and did he render any service daring the Eev.? 

(6) Lank-Jepferis. Mitchell Lank (Levis 
2, Levin 1), b 1793, d 1854, m 1818, to Hannah 
Jeft'«ri.s. What were the names, dates of birth, 
inarriage and death of the parents of Hannah 
Jelfcria, and did her father rencte? Bev. serv- 

(7) Bobbins-Gray. William Bobbins, b 
1746, d 1819, m 1767, to Elizabeth Gray, b 
1746, d 1800 (dau. of William Gray and Eliza- 
beth). Frazier Gray, a brother of Elizabeth, 
joined the Rev. army for 6 months, at the ago 
of 18 year?, as a substitute, for his brother-in- 
law, William Bobbins. Did William Bobbins 
perform any Eev. service at all? He might 
have served from either Delaware or New Jer- 

(8) Robbins-Coard. John Haslet Bobbins, 
b 1781, d 1850, m 1807, to Lydia Burten Coard, 
b 1790, d 1S65 (dau. of William Coard and wife 
Mary). Who were the parents of Lydia Burten 
Coard and did her father render Rev. service I 
This is another Delaware family. 

(9) Taylor. George Taylor, wife Rachel, 
lived in Plymouth, Mas3., in 1839. Both he 
and his wife were quite aged at the time. 

George and his wife Rachel, and Rev. service, 
if any. — B. B. L. 

3637. Allen-Davidson. Family tradition 
and. records give me the following data, which 
I should like to prove. Daniel Allen, a relative 
of Ethan Allen, served in the Eev. war. He 
died in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence Co., Tenn. His 
wife, Aliie Allen, received a pension amounting 
to nearly $4000 before "her death, about 1344. 
She lived to be nearly ninety year3 old, and is 
remembered by my aunt, who gave me this in- 
formation. She died in Lawrenceburg also. 
Daniel and Allie Allen had several children, 
two of them were Sarah Allen, m John David- 
son, in Giles Co., Tenn., and Richard Allen, 
whose son, Wm. Allen, was a brilliant lawyer 
and politician in Illinois. He was killed at the 
battle of Monterey in the Mexican War. Dur- 
ing his service he carried the sword his grand- 
father had used in the Rev. war, and a com- 
rade returned it to his father at Wm. Allen's 
funeraL There is a book called "The Life of 
Wm. Allen, ,: relating all this, but I cannot 
find trace of the book now. I would like to 
complete papers for the D. A. R. on this line. 
Also want the parentage of John Davidson, who 
m Sarah Allen in Giles Co., Tenn., near 1810-20. 

(2) Wright. Dr. Elisha Rhodes Wright 
graduated from Middleton College, Addison, 
Vt. His brothers and sisters were: Luther, 
Wright, Calvin, John, Sylvester, Polly m Smed- 
ley. The mother was named Hannah Wright, 
who was b about 1755. Can any one help me 
trace this Wright family to the Rev. ancestry? 

(3) Hcggins. Doe3 the name of Zadoc 
Huggins appear in any soldiers from Benning- 
ton, Vt., or any local history? Family tradi- 
tion says his wife knew Gen. Washington well, 
and cooked for the soldiers, and furnished food 
and clothing for them at different times. Her 
name was Thankful Ifuggins, Th*y Hved in 
Bennington Co., Vt. 

(4) Dickinson-Martin. Thurston Janu^ 


or James Thurston Dickinson was b in Va., 
1780. He m (1) Mary Martin in Nelson Co., 
Va., (2) a Miss Morrison. We believe that 
Thurston Dickinson's parents were James (?) 
Dickinson and a Miss Thurston. But want data 
on Dickinson line. 

(5) Wattles-Tyler. Win. Wattles, b 1730, 
near liebanonj Conn., m Lois Tyler in Sharon, 
Conn., in J 755. Another Lois Tyler m Matthew 
Cole about the same time in Sharon. I have 
searched for Hew record of Wm. Wattles, Br., 
and for his death date. No county record in 
Litchfield or Sharon gives his death. He must 
have followed some child to a new home. His 
son, Wm., b 1757, in Sharon, served — drew a 
pension and d in Locke, N. Y., leaving a widow 
named Levina. I wonder if her maiden name 
was Whiting. They had a son, Whiting, and 
another Sharon. Would like any help or sug- 
gestions to complete papers on these lines. — 
K. C. G. 

3638. Kentucky Rev. War Records. Who 
were the publishers, and what is the price of 
books containing Rev. war records of soldiers 
from Kentucky, mentioned in a late American 

(2) Watts. Give abstract of will of David 
Watts, died 1818, and John Watts, died 1823, 
both of Albemarle County, Virginia. In 1700 
Jacob and David Watts came to Albemarle Co., 
Va. J? cob m Elizabeth, daughter of Richard 
Durrett, and had children : William, John, 
Elijah, Fielding, Mildred, Mary, Frances, Nancy 
and Agnes. David d 1767. Children John, 
David, d 1818, Nathan and Susan. Full data 
concerning this family (Albemarle Co., Va., 
Watts * family) especially desired. 

(3) Hart. Whom did "Siikey," daugh- 
ter of Nancy Morgan Hart of Rev. fame marry f 
and in what county of what State did she live? 
Nancy Hart was wife of Benjamin Hart, b 
1730, son. of Thos. Hart and his wife, Susanna 
Rice, of Hanover County, Va. Silas Hart, a 
pioneer of Kentucky, was murdered by the In- 
dians. Collins' History of Ky. says that he 
originally came fom Pennsylvania. What waS 
the name of his wife and his childen and whom 
did each marry? Was he of this line? John 
Hart, b in England, son of Christopher and 
Mary Hart, came to America with Wm. Penn, 
m Susanna, daughter of Wm. and Aureiia Rash 
in 1685. Children: John, Thomas, Joseph, Jo- 
siah, Mary. John Hart, son of John and 
Aureiia Rush Hart, m Eleanor Crispin, daugh- 
ter of Silas and Hester Crispin. Hester Cris- 
pin was daughter of Thomas Holmes, who came 
to Penn. with Wm. Penn as General Surveyor 
of Province. Children of John and Eleanor 
Hart: John d unrn.; Susanna m John Price; 
Wm. d young; Joseph ra Elizabeth Collet; 
Silas m Jane Robertson; Lucre tia in (1) Win. 
Gilbert, (2) John Thomas; Oliver m 1747 (1) 
Sarah Brees (2) Anne Grimball. 

(4) Mabry. Of the old Virginia and 
North Carolina families. The census of 1790 
of Va.. give the names Robert, Evans, Daniel, 
Joel, Nathaniel and Lewis Mabry, The Wm, 
and Mary Quarterly gives Rev. service of Rob 
ert Mabry. Was Robert the father and the 
other names, his sons? 

(5) Brice. Samuel Brice (his wife Rachel) 
was b Jan. 6th, 1743.- He was son of James 
Brice, d ] 765, and his wife, Mary Johnson, of 
Maryland. Would like the full name of wife 
of Samuel Brice, and Rev. service (probably 
from Kentucky).— C. A. D. 

3639. Hudson -Austin. Nathan Hudson en- 
listed from Stafford, Conn., in Amos Wal- 
bridge's Co., and served during the Lexington 
Alarm. (Conn, in the Rev., p 22.) Was he the 
father or grandfather of Mary (or Polly) Hud- 
son) Hudson, who was b in Somers, Conn., in 
1779, d 1805, m Linus Austin in 1803? Her 
mother's first name was Martha. Wanted, 
dates and names necessary to establish a D. A. 
R. line through Polly (Hudson) Austin. 

(2) Rugg-Minot. Louisa Rugg was b Put- 
ney, Vt., 1S16, m Daniel H. Austin in 1S33. 
Her mother's maiden name was Minot. Infor- 
mation desired of Louisa Rugg's ancestors on 
both sides. 

(3) Parks-Harris. Martha Parks, b Mch. 
2, 1761, d Nov. 1, 1839; m James Harris Apr. 
6, 1730. Who were her parents? Did her 
father see Rev. service? — J, A. 

3640. Applegate-Brown. Daniel Applegate 
m Miss Brown, and had four son3, Aaron, 
George, Isaac and John. He had two brothers, 
Benjamin and W'm. Applegate, and is said to 
have come from Alleghany Co., Penna. Wanted, 
name of Daniel's wife, all dates, especially 
date of m and Rev. service, if any. 

(2) Applegate-Tayloe. John Applegate, 
son of Daniel, mentioned above, m Sarah Tay- 
lor, and had: Elizabeth, Ellen, Mary, Lucy 
and Wm. Wm. served in the War of 1812. 
Did John (1764-1804) serve in the Revolution? 

(3) DwYEit-RoLAND. James Dwyer, who 
came to this country as a British soldier, de- 
serted and joined the American forces. He m 
Nancy Roland of Va., came to Ohio ab. 1811, 
and d in 1831. Proof of Rev. service, and 
early family history desired. 

(4) Roland. Was Richard Roland, who 
was a son of Sir John Roland, and a resident 
of Va,. during the Rev. and thy father of 
Nancy, Catherine, Biddy, and Richard Roland. 
a Rev. soldier, or did he serve the Colonies in 
any capacity? — H. M. F. 

3641. Waddell- White- Peed. Ancestry de- 
sired of George Waddell of Fauquier Co., Va.. 
who d in 1814. He m Jemima White, and his 
brother, James Waddell, m a sister of hers. 
George's son, Wm, Wbita Waddell, m Nai:cy 
P*ecl. dau. of Richard Peed c£ Feed's Landing. 




James River, Ya. What was the name of Rich- 
ard 's wife, and of his parents? — E. E. 7F» 

3642. Newman - Payne - Casey. Shepard 
Snead Newman, b in Ky. in 1318, m Eliza- 

■ beth Payne (b Ky, in 1821). He was sou of Win. 
Newman, b in Henrico Co., Va., probably, who m 
Polly Casey from Buckingham Co., Va. Ances- 
try with all gen. data, and Rev. service, if any, 
ou this line, desired.- — I). S. T. 

3643. McCluee-Palmixter. Lot McClure, 
m Polly Parminter. Wanted, ancestry of each, 
with all gen. data, and Eev. service, if any. 
Polly was b in Stoning ton, Conn. 

(2) Ethkidge-Craham. John Ethridge m 
Betsy Graham; he was b in Vt., but probably 
was m in N. Y. state. Betsy came from Mass., 
I think. Ancestry of this couple, with all gen. 
data, and Eev. service, if any, desired. 

(3) Gould -Lillie'. Polly Gould m Martin 
Lillie. Ancestry desired of either of these per- 
sons, both, of wliom came from New England 
in all probability. 

(4) Steadman. Persis Steadman m Allen 
Pitkin of Hartford, Conn., ab. 1801. Ancestry 
of both desired.— E. I). 

3644. Hawkins-Robinson. I would like to 
know the ancestry of Harmon Hawkins born 
in 1768 in North Carolina (we believe), m 
Jiney Robinson, also of North Carolina. Sub- 
sequently lived in Caldwell and Owen Cos., Ky., 
and Pike Co., Mo. May possibly have lived 
in Virginia before moving to Ky. Through his 
wife was connected with the Gordon family, of 
which Gen. John B. Gordon was a "member. 
Had he a revolutionary ancestor? — W. P. H. 

3645. Gibson-Owen. Who were the parents 
of Lydia Gibson of Salisbury, Litchfield Co., 
Conn. 1 ? m to John Owen at Salisbury Aug., 
1787. He was a Rev.-soldier who enlisted from 
Salisbury; b 1741 at Lebanon, Conn. They 
afterward moved to Carroll, N. Y.,_ where they 
both died; he Feb. 24, 1843, and she Nov. 7, 
1851. She drew a pension applied for Jan. 
25, 1850, while 78 yrs of age. They had six 
children — Betsey, b 1788, who was my gt-grand- 
mother; Elsey, b 1790. the mother of- ex- 
Gov. Reuben E. Fenton of N. Y.; Ira, b 1793; 
Phebe, b 1795; Eeuben, b 1800; and Sally, 
b 1802. 

(2) Hadley-Owen. Who were the parents 
of Stephen Hadley of S. Valley, N. Y., who 
married Elizabeth or Betsey Owen; lived at 
Randolph, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., where his 
wife died Feb. 19, 1832? He later moved to 
Mich., where he died near Chelsea, Dec. 30, 
1868, aged SO yrs. 8 mos. and 8 days. His 
mother's name is said to have been Emmons, 
and I think Orange is an Emmons family name. 
He is said to have had three brothers and two 
sisters — one Robert, who went to Miss* and was 
never heard from after. Could his mother have 
been the Caroline Emmons mentioned in the 
Emmons-Porter query of Aug., 1913, D, A. R. 

Magazine? Any information regarding this 
family will be gratefully reed. 

(3) Ford-Rockwell. Charlotte Ford was 
b Feb., 1S00; m Eli Rockwell (s of John --who 
was a Rev. soldier — and Rebecca Ives Rockwell 
of Cornwall, Vt., date unknown. They had 
five children, the first two born 1814 and 1816 
in Cornwall, Vt. The other three born 1824, 
1828 and 1830 in Franklin viile, N. Y. They 
later moved to Waterloo, Jackson Co., Mich., 
where they both died— she Nov. 11, 1872, aged 
72 yrs and 9 mos., and he May 25, 1873, aged 
SO yrs. 5 mos. and 11 days. Could she have 
been a daughter of Dr. Frederick Ford of Corn- 
wall, Vt., who served under "Mad Anthony" 
Wayne at Stony Point? 

(4) Ives-Rockwell. Rebecca Ives (tradi- 
tion says she served- as nurse on the battlefield 
at Bennington, Vt.) m John Rockwell (Eev. 
soldier) at Rutland, Vt., July 22, 1777, lived 
later at Bennington and in 1784 settled in 
Cornwall, Vt. Was Rebecca a daughter of Joel 
Ive3 and Rebecca Merriam, m in Wallingford 
1747-S? If so, did Joel Ives have Rev. service? 
I find where Jared and Enos Ives of Cheshire, 
Conn., settled adjoining tracts of land to J. R. 
at Cornwall and where their names are given 
in the same companies in the Vt. Rev. Rolls. 
Could they have been Rebecca's brothers? 

(5) Rockwell-Scott. John Rockwell. Jr., 
s of John and Elizabeth Keeler Rockwell, and 
gr s of Jonathan and Abigail Canfield Rock- 
well; b at Ridgeneld, Conn., May 12, 1734; 
m at Ridgeneld Apr. 16, 1754, Hannah Scott, 
d of Capt. James and Hannah Scott. Was the 
title of Capt. Scott Rev. or Colonial? Hannah 
Scott was the mother of John of Cornwall. 

(6) Leek-Alltng. Thomas Leek, b Nov., 
1723, m Mary Johnson of West Haven, and 
had one son, Thomas, who m Rhoda Ailing, 
and a dau. Sarah, who d unm. Did Thomas 
Leek, Jr., serve in the Revolution? 

(7) Leek-Goodyeae. Horace Leek, b Sept. 
10, 1803, m Louisa, dau of Seymour and Olive 
(Peck) Goodyear of New Haven, Conn. Was 
there Rev. ancestry in Louisa's line? 

3647. Benbow - Hobson. Gershom Benbow 
and his son, Evans, lived in Bladen Co., N. C, 
where Gershom died in 1751; who was his 
wife and whom did Evans marry, names of 
their children and to whom married. In a 
neighboring Co. lived Joseph Hobson, among 
whose children were Evans Benbow Hobson and 
Arksy or Arksey Benbow Hobson; his other 
children were Cornelius, William, Joe, Arcada, 
Aaron, Elizabeth, Mary, John, David, and. Allen 
Wright. How was this family and the Benbow 
family related? 

(2) Tyson. Cornelius Tyson, living in 
Newbern Diet., N. C, in 1790, had wife Arcada, 
who was she, and when and where were they 
born and when and where married and died. 
Had Cornelius any Rev. record? Their daugb- 


ter Jane married the above Joseph Hobson, 
whose daughter, Arksey Beubow, married 1st, 
a man named Adams ami by him had two chil- 
dren, Luehida and Aaron; married 2d, Allen 

(3) McLix- Jackson". Thomas McLin, born 
July 4, 1771. in Nashville, Tenn., died in Kala- 
mazoo, Mien, in 18 IS; m Mary Jackson, who 
was said to be related to Andrew Jackson and 
to James K. Polk. Would like to know the 
ancestry of Thomas and Mary (Jackson) McLin 
and if there is Rev. service in either family. 
Their son, Alien, was b 1806 in Highland Co., 
O. His wife, Mrs. Arksey (Benbow) Adams, 
was b June 2, 1S01, in Chatham Co., N. C. The 
other children of Thomas and Mary McLin were 
Samuel, John, Isaac, Jacob, Curtis, Esther, 
who m 1st, Jacob Young; 2d, Drake; Rachel, 
who m 1st, Morris Edwards, 2d, Wheeler; Su- 
sanna, who m Dolly, and Hannah, who m Moon. 

(1) Dempcy. Would like to know more 
about a Dempcy family that moved to Cham- 
paign Co., O., from Penn. Jefferson Dempcy 
was b in 1S02 in Penn.; his wife was Jane 
Pritchard, whose ancestry is desired; their chil- 
dren were Ezekiel, Ezra, Isaac, Marshall, Anna, 
Margaret and Mary. 

(5) Ward. Pbebe Ward, b in Ya., location 
not known, rn Silas Johnson, b in Ya. iu 1758. 
Phebe 's lineage desired; children, Walker and 
James, twins; Charles, Silas, Jr., /Rebecca, 
Elizabeth and Phebe. 

(6) Peterfish (Beiderfisch) -Miller- 
Price. A Peter fish family (original spelbng 
Beiderfisch) lived in Rockingham Co., Ya.; 
they attended the church built by Lutherans 
and Presbyterians, called St. Peter's Church. 
The probable head of the family was Conrad, 
wife Katherine (who?). Their son, Johannas, 
m Anna Maria (who?), and had Jacob, b 1782, 
m Elizabeth Price; George, John, Catherine, 
and perhaps other children. Were either Con- 
rad or Johannas Revolutionary soldiers? Eliza- 
beth Price was the daughter of Adam Price, 
whose wife was Catherine Miller; Catherine 

Miller w r as the daughter of Adam Miller, one 
of the first settlers of the Shenandoah Yalley; 
would like ancestry and Revolutionary service 
of the above families with data of b, m and d. 

(7) £taPvK-Webster-Wal\vorth. Ancestry 
desired of Susanna Walworth, who married 
Obediah Stark in 1759, somewhere in Conn., 
and of Anna Webster, who married their son, 
Israel Stark, in New London, Conn., May 24, 
1787, and the Revolutionary service, if any, of 
the above mentioned men. — J. B..B. 

3618. Cornell. Pardon Cornell was boru 
Jan. 20, 1785, place unknown, married Candace 
Otis, in Onondaga Co., N. Y., 1817. He died 
1827. Family tradition says he was of Quaker 
parentage. He is not mentioned iu the Cor- 
nell genealogy compiled by the Rev. Jno. Cor- 

nell. Parentage, place of birth, arid Revolu 
tionary service of ancestor? desired. 

(2) Otis. Nicholas Otis was lorn King 
ston, R. I., 1705, married Cynthia YYiasor, died 
in Onondaga Co., N. Y. Wanted, data concern- 
ing parentage of Nicholas, lie was son of 
Nicholas Otis of the Dover family of Qti&. 
"Who was his mother, and had Ids father am 
Revolutionary service 1 Also any Revolution 
ary service of John Winsor, b^rn, 3/2/1723. 
died, 3/20/180S, married (1) Mercy Smith. (2) 
Phebe Dexter. Lived at Smithfield, R. I. 

(3) Cole. Parentage complete of Daniel 
Cole, who married Polly Fitch (Stewart) near 
Yoangstown, Ohio, 1823. He was born about 
1790 and his father was Isaac Cole, bat 
mother's name unknown. Family tradition 
says they came from New Jersey to the Western 
Reserve about 1800. Revolutionary data, if 

(1) Guthrie. Parentage of Hannah Guth- 
rie, who married — Kelly in Middlesex Co., Pa., 
about 1830. Revolutionary data, if an v. — C. 
O. C. 

3619. Leach -Bridges. Elizabeth Leach, 
born Stafford County, Virginia, March 10th, 
1S00, near FalrnotL, had two Sisters, Nancy 
and one other, a brother named .lames, a 
Methodist preacher, may have had other broth- 
ers. Elizabeth married Andrew Watson Bridges, 
born in Dumfurline, Scotland. They were mar- 
ried in Virginia and. moved to Missouri, settled 
in Franklin Co. Did the father and grand- 
father of Elizabeth Leach render service in 
the Revolution? 

(2) Richardson. Did Amos Richardson of 
Kentucky, the father of Elizabeth, Benjamin 
and Clayton, serve in the Revolution? Whom 
did Amos R. marry? Elizabeth Richardson 
married John Maupin. Who were their chil- 
dren? Did John Maupin render M, 
E. M. 

3650. Geer-Greentman - . Who were the par- 
ents and children of Abigail Grreenman, died 
February, 1790, married Aug. 29, 1733, in 
Stonington, Conn., to Robt. Geer, Jr. (1707- 
1801)? Did Robt. Geer give Revolutionary 
service? Names of wife and children of YA 
ward Greenman, son of Edward and Sarah 
(Clarke) Greenman, born March 9, 1731, at or 
near Westerly, R. I.? Did he serve in Revela- 
tion ary war? — E. A. G. 

3551. Bibb. Can anyone tell me the names 
of the parents, wife and children of Branch 
Bibb of Virginia? He is supposed to have been 
born in Hanover County. Was lie married 
twice? Did Branch Bibb serve in the Revo- 
lution? All information pertaining to Branch 
Bibb and his ancestry will be greatly appre- 
dated.— B. C. M. 

305?. Joii::so:;M<-Co..u. Jvbuson MeOord 
b Dec. l'., 1S00; in either North or So nth Caro- 
lina, d in Autauga Co., Ala., in 1800. He m 




Sarah Kelly in 1831, and had the following 
children: James MeCord, Wm. M.; John; 
Georgej Margaret; Sarah A.; Robert; David. 
Johnson MeCord was the son of a McCord, who 
'married a Miss Johnson. Can anyone give the 
parentage of Joi uson MeCord? 

(2) Kelly. Sarah Kelly MeCord was b 
1315, d 1887, was daughter of Joseph Kelly, 
who died in Miss, about 1859-60. He was over 
a hundred years old at his death, making his 
birth about 1759. Have, not his wife's maiden 
name, but their children were: David. Joseph, 
Nancy (m Acey Shivers), Sarah (m MeCord). 
The Shivers lived in Miss. The MeCords in 
Ala. Would appreciate any suggestion or help 
towards making out D. A. R. papers on these 

(3) Davis-Killiax. Fred (Feldred) Davis, 
b in X. C, d in Selma, Ala., served in war 
of 1S12. His daughter, Elenor Davis, m Abra 
ham Kiliian in Iredell Co., N. C, in 1334. 
Abraham Kiliian d in Deatsvilie, Ala., 1847. 
His wife d in Montgomery, Ala., 1387. Want 
to prove in a Revolutionary ancestor on either 
the Davis or Kiliian side, in order to become 
a member of the D. A. R.— V. H. G. 



(As so many subscribers to the magazine 
wrote with appreciation about the marriage 
bonds published last summer, Mrs. McCubbin, 
wife of the Register of Wills in Rowan County, 
has kindly consented to copy and compare 
some more for this Department. These bonds, 
beginning with 1762, and extending to 1799, 
are arranged alphabetically (by first letter) ac- 
cording to the man's name. The letter "F" 
was given ia November, 1913; and the letters 
"G" and "H" will be given in this and fol- 
lowing issues. The character X means "signed 
by mark. ' ' The character o means the script 
is in German. As the prospective bride-groom 
always signed the bond, his name will not be 
repeated except, as happened not infrequently, 
when he spelled it differently in the two places. 
John Frohock, Thomas Frohock, Ad Osborn, Jo 
Brevard, David Flowers, Spruce Macay, Wm. 
R. Davy, Wm. Crosby, Jno. Kerr, B. Booth 
Boote, Henry Giffard, J. McCaule, William 
Crawford, Ilobt. Hall, H. Magouny Max Cham- 
bers, Wm. Latham, Wm. Gupples, Wm. Erwin, 
Fanny Macay, W. Alexander, Ed Harris, Walt 
Alexander, Ed Harris, C. Caldwell, Basil Gai- 
{her, Edwin J. Osborn, Jos. Chambers, Charles 
Hunt, G. Enochs, David Cowan, Mick Troy, 
Fried rich Miller, J no. Rogers, and John Finch- 
back attested the various bonds.) 

2 764 —Jan. 10- JOSLAJI GAITES to Cather- 
ine McClain; Sureties: Joslah Gates, 
John X Sharp, & John X Nelson. 

1764 — Oct. 4— JOHN X GRIFFITH to Ann M. 

Thewratt (?) Sureties: Ro King & John 

X Killahuh. 
1765— Jan. 9— JAMES GILESPIE to Jane 

Graham. Sureties: James Gillespy, Jno. 

Graha-m & James Graham. 
1766— Aug. 6— JAMES GALEY to Mary Mc- 

Clain. Sureties: Wm. Steel. (Note of 

consent from bride's father, Nicholas 

1767— Jan. 9— CONROD GRAVES to Mary 

Feaser. Sureties: Jacob Feaser. 
1767— June 2— WILLIAM GRAHAM to Mar 

garet Graham. Sureties: Charles Purvi- 

1769— July 1— GEORGE GRAY to Mary Stu- 
art. Sureties: Daniel (D) Lewis. Bride 

is step-daughter of Dan Lewis, 
1769— Nov. 21— PETER GWINN to Sarah 

Taylor. Sureties: David X Baley, & 

OUiver Wallis. 
1770— Feb. 13— SIMON GROSS to Shirmer. 

Sureties: o Simon Gross, Sr., Adam 

Lash, Peter Shirmer. 

1771— Nov. 27— JAMES GRAHAM, Jr. to Ag- 
nes Kerr. Sureties: David Kerr. 

1772— Feb. 12— JOHN GARRISON to Lucre- 
tia Yaune. Sureties: Thomas Garrison 
(John Garrison signs by mark) 

1772— Feb. 18— JESSE Y GRIFFIN to Ann 
Clarey. Sureties: Jesse Griffin, Daniel 
Clary, Benj. Griffin & Timothy Ford. 

1773— March 11— ROBERT GORDON to Mary 
Carson. Sureties: John Purviance. 

1773— (or 5)— Oct. 3— JEREMIAH GREEN to 
Mary Wiseman. Sureties: John Ford. 

1774— Aug, 3— GEORGE GUNTER to Abby 
Alkins. Sureties: George Gonter & 
George Lauman. 

1775— Jan. 13— JOHN GIBSON to Elizabeth 
Lock. Sureties: Francis Lock. 

1775— April 15— WILLIAM GILBERT to Su- 
sannah Robison. Sureties: William 
Snow. Note of consent from bride's 
father, John Robertson. 

1775— Aug. 1— FREDERICK GOODNALL to 
Cristina Hill. Sureties: Peter X Lites. 

1775— Aug. 26— HUGH GALLAHER to 
Elizabeth Martin. Sureties: Hugh Gal- 
lagher & Joseph Mcpherson. 

1778— May 4— HUGH GALLAHER to Sarah 
Campbell. Sureties: Hugh gallagher & 
Andrew hays. 

1778— May 18— FRANCIS GARDNER to Jen 
net Kerr. Sureties: Joseph kerr. 

1 778— Aug. 2 1 — ABSOL AM CHI LDES 

(GILES) to Nancy Singer. Sureties: 
Absalom Giles & Dennis Mahon & James 


17 78— Sept. 26— GUTHREGE GARLENT to 

Brudget Hampton. Sureties: Guterage 
Garlan k Ezekiel Hampton. 


-Jan. 10— JOHN GREEN to Hannah 
Hunt. Sureties: Owen hunt. 

1779— Feb. J 2— JAMES GOEDEN to Mary 
Riddle^ Sureties: James X Gordon & 
John Riddle. 

1779— April 12— ABRAHAM GELLAHAN to 
Mary Enslow. Sureties: Abraham gille- 
hen & James McBroom. 

1779 — July II — Ezekil Gcins to Sarah Gunter 
(?) Sureties: William Butlar. 

1779— Sept. 29— THOMAS GOUVENERS (or 
SCRIVENERS) to Susanna Broils (?) 
Sureties: Peter Todd. 

1779— Oct. 20— RICHARD GRAHAM to Jane 
Erwin. Sureties: Joseph Graham. 

1779— Nov. 2— MOJOR (MAJOR) GILES to 
Mary Dehart. Sureties: Major X Giles 
and Elias Dehart. 

1779— Nov. 3— ABRAHAM GROEAF (plant- 
er) to Mary Adam (spinter). Sureties: 
o John Adams (planter). 

1779— Dec. 2— ROBERT GAY (blacksmith) to 
Anne Elder (spinster). Sureties: Henry 
Beroth (potter). 

1780— Men. 10— JOHN GOSLIN to Judith 
Davis (single woman). Sureties: John 
Ghostlin & Thomas Smith. 

1780— April 2— WILLIAM GRICE (planter) 
to Alice (?) Brady (spinster). Sure- 
ties: William Grist & John X Brady. 

1780— Sept. 9— HENRY GOLDMEN to Nelly 
Conckwright (single). Sureties: Charles 

1782— Dec. 14— SAMUEL GINGLES to 
Eleanor Beally (Beatty?). Sureties: 
Thomas Beaty. 

1782— Nov. 13— BENJAMIN GRAHAM to 
Faithful Hall. Sureties: William Hall. 

1782— Jan. 10— JOHN GILES to Rachael Wil- 
liams. Sureties: William Hampton. 

1783— April 1— EDWARD GRIFFITH to 
Elizabeth Sharpe. Sureties: James 

1783— July 5--JAMES GILLEY to Jesebel 
Marshall. Sureties: James Gillie & Wil- 
liam McDaniel. 

1781— Feb. 11— JOHN GRACE Y to Jenny 
Lawrence. Sureties: John Greacy & 

JJSS—Jan. 25— JOHN GRAHAM to Sarah 
Bunten. Sureties: John Bunten. 

1783— (or 5)— April 18— DAVID GILLESPY 
to Mary Luckey. Sureties: David Gil- 
lespie & Robert Luckey. 

17S5— Sept. 5— THOMAS G1LLESPEE to 

Luckey. Sureties: Robert Luckey. 

1785— Nov. 2— JOHN GRIFFITH to Jane 
Harden. Sureties: William Harden. 

1763— (or 5)— Nov. 9— MICHAEL GOODMAN 
to Rosannah Speak. Sureties: Jacob 

1786— Jan. 31— JOHN GILLESPIE to Mar- 
garet Kerr. Sureties: David Kerr. 

17S6— Feb. 1— THOMAS GREY to' Jane Mc- 
Gahee. Sureties: Alex. Envin. 

1786— July 25— JOHN GARDNER to Mar- 
garet Moore. Sureties: Henry Horah. 

1786— May 6— JAMES GRAHAM to Margaret 
Porter. Sureties: William Yansy (?) 

17S6— June 19— HENRY GILES to Elizabeth 
Dunn. Sureties: Alexander Long. 

1786— Sept. 27— EZEKIEL GRIFFIN to Cath- 
rine Thomas. Sureties: Samuel X 

178$— Dec. 21— JOHN GRAHAM to Jeane 
Donaldson. Sureties: William Donald- 


1— Jan. 1— FREDERICK GOSS to Sarah 
Eiston. Sureties: Leond X Rickard. 

1 787— March 10— JAMES GIBSON to Rebec- 
ca Robson. Sureties: James Gipson & 
Barton Dyson. 

1787— April 11— FREDERICK GETCHEY to 
Esther Cline. Sureties: John Hilde- 
brand (?) 

1787— May 24— LUTTEN (?) GOTT to Anie- 
aiia Cotton. Sureties: Sutten (?) Got- 
ten & Gregory Doyle (!) 

1787— Oct. 9— WYATT GOOLSBY to Jane 
Crook. Sureties: Wade Goolsby & Mark 

1788— March 7— JAMES GHEEN to Mary 
Pinxton. Sureties: Hugh Horah. (Same 
bond repeated April 16, 1788, -with the 
aditionai surety of Thomas Gheen.) 

178S— May 17— THOMAS GHEEN to Mary 
McBride. Sureties: Hugh McBride. 

178S— Oct. 3— JOHN GILES to Mary Snipp 
(Shipp?) Sureties: Henry Giles. 

17S9 — Jan. 9— WILLIAM GKINKLIN to Eliz- 
abeth Smothers. Sureties: (Both males 
sign in a foreign hxnd). 



17S0 — March 31— HUGH GRAY to Isabella 
Moore. Sureties: James Milholland (?) 

17S9— April 29— JAMES GILPIN to Rebecca 
Pot's. Sureties: John Stokes. 

17S9 — Dec. 16— JOSEPH GIBSON to Mary 
MeCree. Sureties: James Gibson. 

1700— April 2— JEREMIAH GBEEN Jr. to 
Anne Hartley. Sureties: Jeremiah 
Green Sen. 

170— March 14— JOHN GILLESPIE to Polly 
Brandon. Sureties: Robert Gillespie. 

1701— Feb. 26— HENRY GRIGS to Anne 
Tcrvpre. Sureties: Henry X Griggs & Jo- 
seph Parks. 

1701— April 3 2— ISAAC GILLESPIE to Mary 
Anne MeGuire. Sureties: John Mc- 

1701— April 30-BRITTON GOING to Mary 
Chambers. Sureties: Martin X Miller. 

1701— Sept. 6— JOHN GRAHAM to Margaret 
Hall: Sureties: Peter Faust. 

1701— Sept. 12— SPENCER GLASCOCK to 
Polly Enochs. Sureties: John X Bailey. 

1701— Sept. 24— JACOB GOSS to Rebcka Bill- 
ing. Sureties: John X Billing. 

1701— Oct. 21— FREDRICH GROSS to Eliza- 
beth Haller. Sureties: Rudolph X Neat. 

1702— Feb. 21— GEORGE E. GOSS from Vir- 
ginia to Mary Frost. Sureties: Ehenezer 

1702— Aug. 10— HENRY GARNER to Eliza- 
beth Lopp. Sureties: Peter Lopp. 

1702— Sept. 18— NICHOL W. GAITHER to 
Tabitha Paley. Sureties: Brice W. 
I jams. 

1702— Oct.— HARMON GLASCOCK to Nancy 
Garrowood. Sureties: Harmon X Glas- 
eok & William Garwood. 

1702— Oct. 30— PHLLIP JORDAN to Christi- 
ena Cretelow. Sureties: George X Bost. 

1702— Pee. IS— GEORGE GRAVES to Eliza- 
beth Booe. Sureties: o John Nail. 

1702— Dee. 10— JAMES GIVENS ' to Pheby 
(Shelby?) Mosier. Sureties: James Gib- 
bins & Peter Arthur Gibbons. 

1703— March 16— HENRY GLASCOCK to 
Peggy Glascock. Sureties: Spencer 

April 15^-J@3TN GANG to Sarah Bryan. 
Sureties-: Andrew Hunt. 
May 2.5— JOHN GOBEL to Mary Coll 
Iron. Sureties: Peter Coble. 




-Dec. 8 (or 11?)— DAVID GRAY to 
Ann Gray. Sureties: William Brapil (?) 
Elizabeth Kalc-r. Sureties: John Henry 
Grcesfel (?) & Ludwick X Kaler. 
Dec. 21— ISAAC GREEN to Mary 






1701— Jan. 14— WILLIAM GARWOOD to 

Elizabeth Foster. Sureties: Jacob X 

1701— Feb. 24— EDWARD GRAHAM to Mary 

Noland. Sureties: Peter Little. 
1704— March 24— DAVID GOSS to Elizabeth 

Bess (Bop?) Sureties: George Dunn. 
1704— Sept. 0— ENOCH GREEN to Elizabeth 

Booth. Sureties: Zachariah Booth. 
1704— Sept. 16— JAMES GIBBONS to Martha 

Bourlin. Sureties: James Givens & 

James Borland. 


Mary Luekey. Sureties: Peter Glascock*. 

(Attested by Lydia Pinchback for John 


-Feb. 17— JOHN GAITHER to Susannah 

Johnson. Sureties: Basil X Gaither. 

(At f ested by Mary Pinchback for John 


-March 23— EPHRAIM GOSS to Anno 

Workman. Sureties: Jesse X Harry. 

-March 26— CONRAD GRUBB to Eliza- 
beth Hartman. Sureties: Conrod grub 

& o Christian Crydcr. 


Mary Hales. Sureties: Robert Foster. 
1795— Sept. 15— JACOB GARRAWOOD to 

Winny Glascock. Sureties: Henry X 

1796— Jan. 10 (or 21)— YONKLEY GRIFFIN 

to Sally Mullicar.. Sureties: Benjamin 

X Mullicar. 
1796— Feb. 24— JOSEPH GRAHAM to Jane 

Shiles. Sureties: Richard Gillespie. 
1796— June 4— WILLIAM GLOVER to Jean 

MeBride. Sureties: Thomas Gheen. 
170(5— Aug. 24— THOMAS GILESPIE to Cath- 

rin Beard. Sureties: Thomas Gillespie 

& Henry Giles. 
1796— Sept. 4— JOSEPH GROVES to Margt. 

Eller. Sureties: Jacob Utzman. 
1797— Feb. 13— THOMAS GILBREATH to 

Mary Moore. Sureties: Thomas Gal- 
breath & William Woods. 
1797— April 4— JOSEPH GHEEN to Ann 

Todd. Sureties: Thomas Gheen. 

(Memorandum on the front of above 

bond saying there were 54 bonds before 

the 8 of May, 1707.) 

Sept. 1— THOMAS GOODMAN to Mary 

Coddle, Sureties: o Michael Goodman. 

-Nov. 1— JAMES GARDNER to Jennet 



ZarUria* booth 

. P> run head (?) Sureties: James C 

ner & Hugh Horah. 

1 70s— J U !y 23— B EN J AMI N G A R X EI 

(blank) ' Sureties: Ebenezer Eatoti. 

1 799-- Nov. 3-DAViI) GRAHAM to Mar 



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National Old Trails Road 

Miss Elizabeth Butler Gentry, 
Chairman National Committee 

Recently I received from Mrs. Story 
my reappointment as chairman of this 
Committee. This opens the third year 
of our work as a National Committee 
which was appointed originally by Mrs. 
Mathcw T. Scott, after the Congress of 
1912. The Committee, however, was two 
years in training in Missouri; in 1910- 
11, Mrs. Robert Oliver, State regent of 
Missouri, appointed Miss Gentry, Mis- 
souri Chairman, Old Trails Road Com- 
mittee, whese duty it was to urge a State 
Highway across the State following two 
famous old trails. This being accom- 
plished, Governor Hadley dedicated the 
road and named it the "Old Trails 
Road" at the suggestion of Miss Gentry. 

The support of this Committee during 
the last two years has been very grati- 
fying; at first the members shied at it, 
saying, "It is man's work; what have 
women to do with roads?" Now from 
every state the women realize the his- 
toric value of preserving old roads and 
the humanitarian value to the country- 
side of helping to open new roads. Our 
activities now are measured only by our 
intelligence and influence ; the next 
three years may see a great National 
Highway stretching from the Atlantic 
to the Pacific and a network of historic 
trails through the various states as a 
result of our good roads' spirit. 

During the April Congress in Wash- 
ington, there was a conference of this 
committee, with fifty members present: 
the following day, a committee of 
twenty-one had a hearing before the 
House Committee on Good Roads. The 
chairman, Mr. Shaekleforcl, had called 

.). ~l) % ,,7, 

a speech in Congress, when he was ad- 
vocating his own road bill. 

The meeting adjourned with nothing 
accomplished. Our committee called upon 
Senators and Congressmen throughput 
the week; a month later Mr. Shackle- 
ford's bill failed in a sub-committee of 
the Senate. It is impossible to measure 
our influence in defeating that bill in 
the Senate. For five months our efl'oits 
had been centered on defeating the bill, 
which was directly opposed to the 
D. A. R. Bill. 

Mrs. Edward George and Mrs. Mil- 
ton Welsh, of Kansas City, accompanied 
the chairman to the convention called 
at Indianapolis, by Judge Lowe, Presi- 
dent of the National Old Trail Road 
Association. This convention stimulated 
the activities of the D. A. R. Committee 
of Indiana to such an extent that they 
have planned to set up a monument with 
a bronze replica of the "Madonna of the 
Trail" upon it. The committee is at 
present motoring across Indiana, ar- 
ranging for the road signs to be put in 
place. The delightful hospitality of 
Mrs. C. A. Kenyon and of Mrs. Caleb 
Denny, the acting chairman of Indiana, 
was greatly appreciated and another 
evidence that women are road builders, 
in fact. 

Judge Lowe has sent out a motor car 
equipped with a motion picture machine 
in charge of Mr. Frank A. Davis to 
take pictures of the road from Kansas 
City to California. The members of our 
committee in the several states traversed 
have arranged to have the local commit- 
tee photographed at some historic point 
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successful financially, Mr. Davis will 
photograph the road from Kansas City 
to the Atlantic Ocean. The publicity 
for the road is the object in view, as 
well as to raise funds to project Judge 
Lowe's Association. 

Road Pennant 

It is also necessary for our committee 
to raise funds. A beautiful automobile 
pennant of red, white and blue felt, is 
issued by the committee for this purpose. 
It sells for one dollar and a half. Every 
member of the committee should buy 
one. Another way of raising money for 
the committee is for every member to 
buy the committee pin, which shows the 
Madonna of the Trail, in silver gilt sur- 
rounded by red, white and blue bands 
of enamel with the name of the road in 
gold lettering. These pins sells for one 
dollar each. Mrs. Milton Welsh, 1514 
Linwood xYvenue, Kansas City, Mo., is 
in charge of the pins. The pieces are 
made by Caldwell, of Philadelphia, and 
are high grade. 

"Madonna of the Teail" Pint. 

Modern travel demand a clear road- 
sign to mark the roads. Each State 
chairman should select a typical sign 
for her road; it seems desirable that we 
adopt a unife "^ sign composed of a 

white band with the D. A. R. insignia 
in bine; also the name of the road, with 
a local symbol, should be used; for ex- 
ample: our committee in Texas might 
use the D. A. B. insignia, the name of 
the road and the Lone Star. 

These road signs should be painted 
on telegraph or telephone poles at close 
intervals; this is the cheapest way of 
marking a road and the quickest; a 
motorist can see such a sign at a glance, 
day or night. This enables the commit- 
tee to mark the entire route at once, 
pending the mere permanent granite 
boulders with the history of the 
road cut into them. Some of the com- 
mittee have interested their State High- 
way Commissioners or local automobile 

dubs to paint these signs and to pay 
for them. It costs about 25 cents per 
pole to paint them with two coats of 
good paint. Travel goes to the well 
graded, well marked road; it is futile 
to spend effort to mark a road, however 
historic it may be, unless the road can 
be made of practical value. 

Beside the state roads which are of 
great importance and interest to each 
state committee, the National Old Trails 
road is the main road for which every 
member of the committee is working in 
unison. The road sign for this road is 
composed of red, white and blue bands, 
each four inches wide and eight feet 
from the ground. It is surmounted by 
D. A. R. insignia and the name of the 
road painted on the bands. The chair- 
man has a stencil of the insignia, also 
for the lettering for the National Old 
Trails road. The stencil of the insignia 


should be used by the chairman of each 
state for her state road. 

The chairman desires that every state 
chairman send in a monthly statement 
of the work of her committee. These re- 
ports should be in Kansas City on the 
loth of each month. They should be 
typewritten and brief. 

Should there be any points about the 
work that are not clear to any member 
of the committee, questions are invited. 

Lamed is a historical point on the 
old Sama-Fe Trail in Kansas, with 
Pawnee Rock to the east, and Fort 

Even as late as 1S55 the only sign of 
civilization in this locality was the old 
Santa-Fe Trail, which in passing the 
present sight of Lamed, took the high- 
land or lowland trail, according to the 
weather. The highland leading directly 
west to the present sight of Fort -Lamed. 

The first mode of travel over the trail 
was by pack mules and later by prairie 
schooners. All the merchandise from 
east to west being transported in this 

At first these traders were not mo- 
lested, as the Pawnee Indians were 

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Officers' Quarters (Restored), Old Fort Larned, Kansas. Proposed for a 
" Tavern-Museum" on the Kansas Link of the Old Trails Road. 

Larned to the west, near enough to the 
latter to have made it a favorite camp- 
ing place of the early traveler over the 

Coronado in 1542 passed this way in 
his search for gold, but in place of gold 
he found ''prunes growing on bushes," 
a well watered country with brooks and 
streams, grapes and mulberries; and be 
tells us that the plains were as full of 
crooked-hacked oxen as the mountains" 
of Spain were full of sheep. 

About three centuries later the buffalo 
still roamed in countless numbers in this, 
the hunting grounds of the Pawnee In- 

friendly, but the Cheyennes and Arap- 
pahoes soon discovered this prolific hunt- 
ing ground and found it easier to waylay 
a caravan than to forage for food, and 
many were the conflicts which ended in 
the death of Pioneer and Indian. Es- 
pecially so of the territory between Paw- 
nee Rock and Larned, the former being 
a strategic point, once gained was easily 
held against the enemy. 

In order to protect the caravans and 
the pioneer settlers a fort was estab- 
lished in 1859, made of adobe with dirt 
roof and called Camp Alert. The next 
year the name was changed to Fort 
Larned, in honor of B. F. Larned, the 




Paymaster General of the Army at that 

The present stone buildings erected 
in 1S6I-7 are in fine state of preserva- 
tion. The reservation is now a wheat, 
alfalfa and stoek ranch. 

Many relics of early days" have been 
found and unearthed on the reservation 
by E. E. Fritzell, owner of the ranch. 
It is hoped these may be the nucleus of 
a collection. 

Soon after Fort Earned was found 
attempts were made to establish the 

its class, having all the improvements 
that go to make an up-to-date city. It 
can well be called the ''Capital of the 
Wheat Belt." 

Were Coronado to pass this way to- 
day he would find, not seven cities, but 
seventy and seven, with the surface gold, 
lining his pathway on all sides. He 
would find a well-marked National High- 
way traversing the state from east to 
west flanked by a sea of variegated wild 
flowers and fields of fragrant alfalfa, 
and traversing this same trail he would 

Mrs. E. G. Wickwjre, Old Trails Committee of Larned, Kansas, and the Motion Pic- 
ture Operators with Teeir Coast to Coast Car. Mrs. Wickwire and Her Committee 
Posed In the Pictures Taken of Old Port Larned. 

pioneer home, but each time the settlers 
were either compellel to flee to the Fort 
for protection or were massacred, their 
cattle driven off and their abode de- 

At one time the one- building in the 
town of 'Earned was used as a store, sa- 
loon, church and movable school — moved 
to the shady side of the building. 

Earned today stands at the head of 

be apt to meet the automobile racers, 
the motorcyclist, traction steam engines, 
and involuntarily would look for the 

The Great American Desert has blos- 
somed into a garden of Golden Grain, 
and the Old Santa-Fe Trail is now a 
part of the greatest road in the world's 
history. — (Mrs. E. G.) Josephine R. 
Wickwire, Earned, Kansas. 


The article entitled "An Ancestor Hunt." in the Jane issue of the Magazine, was crp<li + ert to 
Miss Sara J. Morton instead of Mrs. Charlotte R. Borer, of Tomesworth. N. IT. 

Revolutionary Records 

Last Survivors of the War for Independence 
By the Rev. Anson Titus, West Somerville, Mass. 

Whitney, Stephen, d. Bridgton, Me., March, 

1848, aged 83 yrs. A pensioner. 

Whiton, Israel, d. Hingham, Mass., August 

2, 1840, aged 82 yrs. A pensioner. Served 
from Hingham. 

Wilson, Aaron, d. Keene, N. H., September 

3, 1842, aged 85 yrs. A pensioner. 

"Wilbur, Asa, Clergyman, d. Augusta, Me., 
August 8, 1847, aged 87 yrs. Served from 
Bridgewater, Mass. A pensioner. 

Wilcox, Elisha, d. Brookfield, Vt., July 4, 
1842, aged 79 yrs. A pensioner. 

Wilder, Nathaniel, d. Wendell, Mass., Febru- 
ary 24, 1851, aged 100 yrs., 2 mo. A pensioner, 
m. 1774, Serena Dickinson. 

Wilder, Schubal, Capt., d. Northampton, 
Mass., April 11, 184], aged 82 yrs. A pen- 
sioner, m. 1789, Wright. 

Wiley, Charles, d. Nottingham, N. H., Janu- 
ary 23, 1853. He would have' been 107 yrs. 
old in. February following. 

Willey, Andrew, d. Concord, N. H., October 
6, 1847, aged 9G yrs. A pensioner; noted as 
S5 yrs. old in Census of 1840. 

Wilmarth, Joseph, d. Attleboro, Mass., Sep- 
tember — , 1811, aged 90 yrs. Served from 

Willis, William, Major, d. Union, Monroe 
Co., Virginia, January 28, 1852, aged 99 yrs.; 
b. in New Bedford, Mass.; responded on alarm 
from Lexington and Concord, and was at Bun- 
ker Hill. He was later in command of a 
privateer ship. 

Willoughby, Bliss, d. Oxford, N. Y., May 21, 

1849, aged 82 yrs. Served from New London 
Co., Conn. 

Wilson, Samuel, d. New York City, March 11, 
1S47, aged 86 yrs. 

Winchester, Amariah, d. Amenia, N. Y., 
March 26,. 1841 aged 90 yrs. Long a resident 
of that place. 

Winchester, Jacoo, d. Southboro, Mass., 
August 24, 1842, aged 80 yrs. Served in Massa- 
chusetts Legislature for many yrs. 

Winchester, Lemuel, Sergeant, d. Danvers, 
Mass., January 17, 1E.A1, aged 100 yrs., 8 mos. 
and 4 days. Was in French and Indian Wars 
and said to have been at Bunker Hill; b. in 
Tewksbury, March 13, 1740. 

Wing, James, Esq., d. HansdaTe, Mass., Au- 
gust 12, 1841, aged 84 yrs. A pensioner; m. 

Lydia — , who d. October 17, 1840, aged 

79 yrs. 

Witham, Andrew, d. Somerworth, N. H., 
January 5, 1840, aged 83 yrs. Was on the 
"Chevalier" with John Paul Jones. 

Withington, Lemuel, d. North Bridgewater, 
Mass., November 13, 1847, aged 90 yrs. Was 
at Bunker Hill. A pensioner. 

Wright, John, d. Westport, Maine, January 
— , 1847, aged — yrs. A Revolutionary pen- 
sioner, perhaps from Ando.ver, Mass. 

Wright, Nehemiah, d. Nelson, N. H., Febru- 
ary 18, 1S42, aged 85 yrs. Was at Bunker 
Hill. A pensioner. 

Wright, Perez, d. Fletcher, Vt., August 13, 
1833, aged S3 yrs. 

Wright, Stephen, d. Eastbampt.on, Mass., 
September 3, 1847, aged 89 yrs. A pensioner. 

Wood, Abijah, d. Westminster, Mass., July 
24, 1840, aged 86 yrs. Was present at Bunker 
Hill; m. 1779, Dorothy Wheeler, who was the 
mother of his children, 11 in number. She d. 
in 1821; m. 2nd, 1S23, Lydia Eockwood, who 
d. 1828. 

Wood, Amos, d. Buckland, Mass., November 
24, 1841, aged 84 yrs. A pensioner. 

Wood, James, Doctor, d. New Alstead, N. H., 
July — , 1842. A pensioner. 

Wood, Stephen, d. Salem, Mass., November 
— , 1841, aged 94 yrs. A pensioner. 

Wood, Sylvanus, Lieut., d. Woburn, Mass., 
August 12, 1840, aged 92 yrs., 6 mos. and 15 
days. A pensioner. Census of 1840 says aged 

Wooden, Amos, d. Victor, Ontario Co., N. 
Y., October 19, 1842, aged 90 yrs. Native of 
Massachusetts. A pensioner. 

Woodman, Robert, d. Little Corapton, R. I., 
about February — , 1835, aged SO yrs. 

Wooster, Benjamin, Reverend, d. Fairfield, 
Vt., April — , 1840, aged 77 yrs. Entered serv- 
ice at 14 yrs. Commanded a Company of Vol- 
unteers in 1814 at Pittsburgh (?). 

Woodward, Jonathan, d. Dunstable, Mass., 
December 24, 1840, aged 101 yrs., 8 mos. and 13 
days. He was in French and Indian War. Also 
in Revolutionary War; at surrender of Bur- 
goyne. A pensioner. His wife, Sarah -- — , d 
February 28, 1829, aged 86 yrs. 

Worthington, Isaac, d. Palermo, Maine, 
March 1, 1841, aged 79 yrs. Formerly of New 

Yohe, George, d. Philadelphia. Pa., January 
17, 1839, aged 84 yrs. 



Yonug, James, d. Fayette, Me., September — , 
18-48, aged S9 yrs. A pensioner. 

Young, Marks, d. Philadelphia, Pa., October 
— , 1839,. aged S6 yrs. 

Young?, Samuel, d. Irving, N. Y., September 
13, 1839, aged 80 yrs. An officer in the Revo- 

York, William R., d. Falmouth, Me., January 
35, 1S4S, aged 89 yrs., .10 mos. A pensioner. 

Diary of Benjamin Stevens, of Canaan, Conn. 

Contributed by Mrs. Harvey T. White, through Mrs. Charles B. Goldsborough 

The diary is written by Benjamin 
Stevens, of Canaan, Conn., who enlisted 
in John Stevens Company under com- 
mand of Col. Clias. Burrall, February, 

He was later appointed Assistant, 
then Commissary General at Hartford, 
Conn., then Commissary General at 
Fishkill, N. T. His service in all cov- 
ered five and a half years. From his 
own pen, I find this following account 
of his early service : 

11 Enlisting in the regiment under the 
command of Col. Chas. Burrall, Febru- 
rary 1st, 1776. He (Stevens) marched 
with his company and joined the north- 
ern army in Montreal in Canada, where 
he was taken prisoner by the British and 
their savage allies, The British would 
threaten him with a halter for being a 
rebel and for the same imputed crime 
the savage would raise a tomahawk over 
his defenseless head. - He was stripped 
almost naked and having nothing scarce- 
ly to eat, he was obliged to rest as he 
could through the night on the cold 
ground in tedious storms for nine days. 
After gaining his liberty,- he procured 
what clothing he could, joined his regi- 
ment on Mount Independence at the 
time appointed and helped build the fort 
at that place." 

Monday, 'February 19th, 1776.— Then 
I enlisted into the Continental service 
under the command of Col. Charles Bur- 
fall, John Stevens, captain. 

March the 2nd set out upon our jour- 
ney for Canada and tarried at Landlord 
Dewey's in Sheffield. 

March 3rd. — Marched as far as Rich- 
mond and lav that night at B; 

icons on 


4th. — Marched three miles and lay at 
Fort Raymond in Richmond. 

5th. — Marched twenty miles to Kin- 
derhook Mills, from thence six miles to 

6th. — Traveled to Albany and there 
staid three days. 

10th, Sunday. — We marched to New- 

11th. — We marched to Stillwater and 
there stopped and washed our clothes. 

12th. — Marched to Saratoga. 

13th.— Went to Fort Edward. 

14th. of March we came to Fort 

15th. — We marched across the ice to 
Ticonderoga and lay at the block house 
at the landing. 

16th. — We went to Crown Point. 

17th, Sunday. — We went to Addison, 
four miles, 

18th.— We again set out to cross the 
lake. We went about five miles down 
the lake and found the ice very dan- 
gerous. We were glad to get off as well 
as we could and came back by land to 
Addison and there tarried until the 
28th. Then our ensign came by with his 
company and about fifty of us set out to 
go to St. Johns by land, went as far as 
Otto Creek and there lay. 

29th. — We marched to Eiver Deplot 
and part of our company lay at Isaac 

30th of March.— We came to Onion 
River and I went down the river four 
miles and lay at Felix Powel's. 

Sunday, 31st. — We marched to lake 
and went down on ice as far as the Bark 
Barracks on the Grand Isle and there- 

April the 1st. — Went down the lake as 
far as Point Fair and lay at a house not. 

April 2nd. — We went aboard a bat- 
tea u and sailed to St. Johns. 


3rd. — Went to Chambley and there 
tarried two days. 

5th. — Marched to Longueil there lay. 

6th. — Marched across St. Lawrence 
River to Montreal. 

April 18th. — Col. Arnold came to 
town, and on Sunday the 21st we had 
orders to march by the river as far as 

22nd. — Part of our company set out 
by land and part of us by water. We 
went in boats up about six miles and 
then went on guard four miles to La- 
cline and there staid. 

23rd. — Went about four miles into the 
town and there stayed. 

24th. — Marched six miles by the river 
to Point Clear and there lay. 

25th. — Marched eight miles to Point 
Levi and there tarried. 

26th. — Coi. Beetles' regiment went 
over the river to go to the Cedars and 
left us here. The command of the Fort 
is left with Lieut. Kimball until further 

27th.— Sergt. Fellows and Zebulon 
Gilbert went out upon a scout, killed a 
buck and got his scalp. 

28th, Sunday, very clear morning. 

29 th. — Lieut. Patterson with men 
came here and joined our company. 
This morning about ten o'clock came a 
Frenchman and informed us that three 
canoes have gone down the river after 
stores for the regulars and desired our 
people to go and take them. According- 
ly our people are ready and will set out 
as soon as the Pilot comes. 

April 29th. — Last night our men went 
in persnit of those canoes. Found one 
and let it pass. 

May the 6th, 1776.— Capt. Stevens or 
dered me to do the duty of Clerk and 
Orderly Sergt. 

May 9th. — We received orders to 
march to the Cedars to join Col. Beetles' 
regiment it being general election. In 
the forenoon went to Settlement nine 
miles below Caralion and there ate din- 
ner, then sailed down to 
daug. Stopped there a while, we fired 
ofT our wall piece and they saluted us 
with a six pounder. From thence to St. 
Anns. Left Eagleston sick with the 
Small Pox, and went over to the landing 
five miles to go to The Cedars, there I 
lay in a Mill. 

10th. — Travelled five miles down to 
the Cedars landing, from thence one 
mile toward the fort and there lay. 

11th of May, 1776.— Went and helped 
draw a couple of botteaux up the rapids 
and at night put up at our old lodgings. 

Sunday, 12th of May.— This day I see- 
the first dandalions and strawberries in 
bloom that I have seen this year. 

Went in forenoon and helped draw 
up a boat up the river St. Lawrence. In 
the afternoon landed at the Cedars by 
the fort and here we have taken up our 
abode for I know not how long. 

May the loth. — Our scouts came back 
and brought news the enemy was within 
six miles of this place. We immediately 
were drawee! out to take our posts in 
case of on alarm. We soon got at breast- 
work prepared by the pickets, and every 
man. knows his own place. At night our 
men discovered some stores in a barn 
nearby. Set a guard by it immediately. 

About midnight a scout set out for to 
go up the river to take some stores, went 

April 30th. — It rained in the after- 1 up the river about six miles and tool 

noon and at night it snowed. 

May 1st. — This morning the snow was 
over shoes and a very tedious day. 

May 5th, Sunday, 1776.— Set sail from 
St. Anns for Caralion, went as far as 
Caughnasudaug in the forenoon, being 
nine miles. In the afternoon we sailed 
up the river eighteen miles to Caralion, 
the Grand Place we have been sentenced 

twenty-five bags of flour and returned 
in the morning. We arc now intrench- 

May 18th,— About midnight last nigh" 
news came that the provisions we had 
coming hy the river was like to be taken 
by the regulars. A party of our mc^ 
set out and went down to guard it up 
in the morning. According they loaded 
the provisions into carls and set out on 



guard for this place. As they were 
corning on the road the savages tired 
upon the guard and killed Charles Gil- 
lett of Capt. Down's Company and took 
and killed .Zebos Lewis of Capt. Steven's 
Company. We had something of a brush 
in the morning and about seven o.'clock 
they began to fire which lasted until 
dark but did no damage. N. B. — In the 
morning action. There was a man shot 
through the shoulder. 

Sunday, 19th. — Last night lay by the 
breastwork all night. In the forenoon 
came the Ping's couriers in view. Our 
flag, a truce met with them and after a 
long parley our officers surrendered up 
the fort and now we are prisoners. 

The Lord protect us and keep up from 

20th. — In the forenoon news came that 
a party of our men were coming for our 
relief. We that are prisoners were all 
ordered into the church and there shut 
up till the action was over. The savages 
whooped a few times and with the Cana- 
dians set out for action. They waylaid 
our people in a wood and began a very 
long heavy fire on both "sides. Our peo- 
ple being too few in number was obliged 
to retreat and intended to get to the 
boats, but was not able by reason of 
the Canadians who got between them 
and their boats. Our men saw that they 
could retreat no further, surrendered up 
their arms to the Canadians and them- 
selves prisoners. The savages were de- 
termined to cut oft' every man of them 
but were prevented by the officers prom- 
ising them our plunder. Accordingly 
the savages stripped them almost naked 
and delivered them up to the King's 
troops and 'the 21st, next morning, the 
savages came where we were and 
stripped us of whatever pleased them 
and so continued until they had got al- 
most all we had in the garrison . and 
was hardly satisfied with that. 

21st. — We set out for St. Anns and 
went about nine miles and lay in a 
sheep stable. I have nothing to wear 
nor lay upon but a great coat, 

I was stripped of all but one shirt, 

my great coat, straight bodied coat, a 
pair oJ shoes, two pair of stockings 
and my breeches. I gave my straight 
bodied coat to Capt. Stevens, who was 
stripped naked to his shirt. 

22nd of May. — Set out again and 
travelled four miles to the side of the 
lake or river and there we lay on the 
cold ground almost naked. About mid- 
night it began to rain and rained dur- 
ing the night. 

23rd. — We went across in boats to St. 
Anns and there lay. 

About 100 savages and 100 Canadians 
set out for Lachine in persuit of a party 
of our people that are intrenching there. 
The rest encamped without the fort. 

24th. — This morning the rest of the 
savages and Canadians with the King's 
troop set out for Lachine and shut up 
the prisoners in the chamber and garret 
and there kept us till about one o'clock 
at night and then came with batteaux 
and carried us over to an island. Here 
they left us under guard. It being the 
25th of May, 1776. 

We spent this day in trouble about 
how we should get away. About 8 
o'clock came one of the King's officers 
and said if we would promise never to 
take up arms any more against the King 
we should be set at liberty to go home. 
The regular officer took two of our pris- 
oners and set out for Caughnasadaug to 
see our officers ; but what will be done is 
not known this night. We lay in the 
woods on the cold ground. 

26th, Sunday. — -Ai 2 o'clock came to 
view 500 of our men commanded by Gen. 
Arnold. They surrounded St. Anns and 
took possession of the fort. But to our 
misfortune the savages discovered them 
and came in haste to drive us out of 
sight of our army. They took some of 
our sick into a canoe and drove the rest 
of us down the island as far as they 
could get us, through swamps and water 
as high as our waists. 

At last they came to a creek that was 
deep and swift, one man swain across, 
another set out but was unhappily 


This was the most awful sight that 
ever my eyes beheld. Nothing but scenes 
of misery and woe attended us. The 
savages behind driving us, the water all 

One man was siek and could not 
travel. Another attempted to hide him- 
self, but both shared the fate of death 
by these barbarians whose savage cruel- 
ties are incredible. 

At last came the batteaux that be- 
longs to the King's troops and in a short 
time carried us all off from this place, 
but before they could get out of sight, 
there came fifteen boat loads of our men 
in persuit of us before they came very 
nigh we were all shut up in the church 
at a place called 15 Dogs, there the 
regulars had placed the field pieces they 
had taken from us, they fired eight shots 
with at our men but as fortune would 
have it, they did no harm at all. The 
boats went below in order to land but 
did not make out. 

The savages gave them balls from two 
quarters, but did no hurt. * * * 

(The diary ends here abruptly. Oi 
course, I do not kuow the reason, prob- 
ably he had no material for continui;^ 

On the back cover is jotted down 4 
crude records of ammunition which is 

"An account of the ammunition 
Lieut. Jesse Kimball delivered to Cant. 
John Stevens Company at St. Anns, 
May, 1776." 

Fuzee Cartridges. 

Delivered to Simeon Duyee, 20 Car. 

To Randall Hewit, 7 Car. 

To Surges Blackmore, 17 Car. 

Paul Moon, 20 Car. 

Musket Cartridges. 
Thos. Fleming, 12 Car. 
James Clary, 10 Car. 
Joseph A. Tanner, 10 Car. 
Julius Davis, 10 Car.) 

nteresting Event in Cheshire, Mass. 

Under the auspices of the Daughters 
of the American Revolution, Bunker 
Hill Day, June 17th, was observed in 
Cheslrire, Mass., by unveiling a drinking 
fountain, a gift from Mrs. Sanders John- 
ston, the editor of the Lineage Book, 
N. S. D. A. R., and that day was selected 
as she was a descendant of George 
Bunker for whom Bunker Hill was 

The gift w r as in memory of her ances- 
tors and the tablet on the massive gran- 
ite fountain tell the traveler of the yeo- 
man who saved the day at Bennington, 
but it does not state that it is the first 
memorial to their valor and it is fitting 
that the Insignia of the Daughters is 
stamped in bronze on both sides. 

It was a red letter day for the Daugh- 
ters of Berkshire county. 

The guests of honor included Mrs. 
William Gumming Story, Prcsidenc- 
General; Mrs. James G. Dunning, Hon- 
orary State Regent of Massachusetts; 

Mrs. Mary S. Lock wood, a Founder and 
Chaplain General; Mrs. Joseph E. Rans- 
dell, Treasurer General; Mrs. Joseph S. 
Wood, Vice-President General; Mrs. 
Frances W. Roberts, Honorary State Re- 
gent and Miss Grace M. Pierce, State his- 
torian, all of New York; Mrs. Sarah T. 
Kinney, Honorary Vice-President Gen- 
eral; Mrs. Charles C. Abbott, Vice-Pres- 
ident General; Mrs. Julius Jacob Estey 
Honorary State Regent of Vermont ; 
Miss Florence G. Finch, Chairman of 
the Magazine Committee; Joseph E. 
Pierson, President of the S. A. R. ol 
Berkshire County; President Harry 
Garfield, of Williams College; Prof. 
Amasa H. Morton, Judge Sanborn G. 
Tenney, Charles Buckley Hubell, former 
President of the State Board of Educa- 
tion of New York and a direct descend- 
ant of Col. Rossiter who commanded the 
2d Massachusetts regiment of the battle 
of Bennington and E. B. Bowen oi 

The exercises were under the imme 



Mrs. Sarah Hall Johnston, Donor of the 

diate direction of Fort Massachusetts 
and Peace Party chapter of the Daugh- 
ters of the American Revolution, Mrs. 
E. A. McMillan being regent of the 
former chapter and Mrs, EL Neil Wilson 
of the latter. The flags covering the 
fountain were removed by Miss Mary 
Rose Pugh, a descendant of Capt. Daniel 

It was a perfect day and the impres- 
sive exercises were held in front of the 
town library where Boy Scouts raised 
their first large town flag, while the 
band played and school children sang 
''The Star Spangled Banner." The 
Rev. Andrew J. Hutchinson opened the 
exercises with prayer and after the flag 
raising, Mr. George Z. Dean, who acted 
as master of ceremonies, introduced 
Mrs. Story, who said in part: 

"We all realize that the greatest as- 
set of every country is its men and its 
women. So today, when I come here 
fe celebrate the achievement of a daugh- 
ter of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution, I am a proud and happy 

woman in being able to represent that 
organization. This is not only a day 
that will be an inspiration, but it is a 
day of appreciation and love and. rev- 
erence for the men and women of Massa- 
chusetts. I congratulate this commun- 
ity in having so splendid a friend as 
Mrs. Johnston. We, the members of 
the organization, are deeply apprecia- 
tive of all she has done. I count it a 
great pleasure to meet the people of 
this community. ' ' 

Mr. Pierson,the next speaker, referred 
to the loyal men who. went to Penning-, 
ton in 1777 and fought with Gen. Stark 
and "Fighting Parson" Allen. 

Prof. Morton spcke on the yeoman of 
Berkshire county and praised the 
Daughters of the American Revolution 
for the splendid work they are doing 
throughout the country. 

Mrs. LoCkwood said during her ad- 
dress: "Many of us have gathered here 
today into an atmosphere of our own; 
and it seems to me that the best thing 
we can do is to give thanks to our 
heavenly Father for the preferred stock 

i I 

Inscriptions on the Memorial Fountain a- 
Cheshire, Mass. 


Two Views of the Memorial Fountain. 

that be selected and guided over the 
waters and through the years that built 
a free nation in a new land. 

"This preferred stock brought the 
town meeting with it and every man 
felt himself to be more of a man when 
he entered that meeting and by his vote 
dictated what laws should govern and 
by whoni carried out. 

The women of Massachusetts have 
something for which to be thankful. 
They should be eternally grateful to the 
yeomanry of that early day, for it was 
their vote that said 'We pay no taxes 
for schools unless our girls are admitted' 
and it was the hand-down of that prin- 
ciple that brought Smith college to this 
state. The ancestors of Sophia Smith 
and many other were among those who 
took this early stand for girls which has 
culminated in the great organization of 
the Daughters of the American Revo- 

"These women will never forget Ben- 
ningt'.OB, Lexington, 
Bunker Hill, Saratoga 
and other historic 
places. 7 ' 

Judge Tenney spoke 
briefly on the spirit of 
idealism and of the 
courage and achieve- 
ments and military skill 
of Berkshire County 
men in the Revolution- 
ary war and urged the 
uniting of efforts to- 
ward a new era of pa- 
triotic achievement. 

Mrs. Johnston, donor 



of the fountain, was- then introduced by 
Mr. Dean and was greeted with pro 
longed applause. She spoke very briefly. 
referring to the part played by Berk- 
shire County men in the Revolutionary 
War and expressing the pleasure it gave 
her to present a memorial in their hone. 

Mr. Dean then accepted tha gift in 
behalf of the town. 

The water was then turned on by Mr. 
E. B. Bowen, of Cheshire, who gave an 
historical sketch of the town. Mrs. 
James G. Dunning, Honorary State Re- 
gent of Massachusetts and Chairman of 
the National Committee on Patriotic 
Education, delivered an eloquent ad- 
dress after which the program was 
closed with the singing of " America 1 ' 
and a reception was held at the Cheshire- 
Inn which was built in 1797 by Daniel 
Brown, who raised a company for Ben- 
nington, as a home. The President Gen- 
eral, who with the National officers, re- 
ceived, not only won the hearts of all 
within her voice at the unveiling, but 
at the reception. Her simplicity, her 
interest in local history astonished many 
who expected to be awed by her official 

Cheshire is an historic town at the 
foot of Greylock mountains, ideally lo- 
cated in the Berkshire Hills. The state 
road made it accessible for motors frore 
adjoining states, which accounted for the 
crowd at the exercises. 

The regent of Peace Party chapter. 


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Cheshire Inn, Built by Daniel Brown In 1797. 



Mrs. Wilson, entertained Mrs. Story 
and Miss Finch at luncheon in Pitts- 
field, ten miles distant, but they were 
'obliged to leave and could not be present 
at the dinner given by Mrs. McMillan, 
regent of the Fort Massachusetts chap- 
ter, to the national officers, that evening 
at North Adams. Twenty-five sat down 
to a beautifully decorated table and 
appropriate remarks were made by Mrs. 
Lockwood, Mrs. Abbott, Miss Pierce and 

Mrs. Dunning. The diners adjourned 
at eight and were the guests of the chap- 
ter to witness the Historic Pageant of 
the Mohawk Trail, held in Hoosie Park, 
two miles away. It commemorates the 
trail of the Indians over the mountains 
to this valley. 

The Daughters were fortunate to com- 
bine so much of historic interest in a 
day among the Berkshire Hills. 


Group of Pabticzpants at the Unveiling of the Memorial Fountain. 
Miss Mary Rose Pugh, Mrs. Sarah H. Johnston, Mrs. Charles C. Abbott, Mrs. 
Mary 8. Lockwood, Mrs. William Cumraing Story, President-General ; Mrs. J. Q. 
Dunning, Mrs. J. J. Estey. 

Flag Day in Maryland 

The first step toward the celebration 
of Flag Day by the Maryland Society 
of the Daughters of the American Revo- 
lution was the publication in full in 
several daily papers of the Flag Resolu- 
tion that was adopted by the National 
Society in 1911. This resolution deals 
especially with the displaying of flags 
upon the homes of the people. Ths 

mayor of the city and the governor of 
the State were both requested to include 
this feature in their proclamations 
which, they both did most graciously. 

On Saturday afternoon, June 13th, 
the Maryland Daughters and their 
friends assembled in the old Westmin- 
ster Presbyterian Church, around and 
beneath which are buried twenty-sevea 


Revolutionary soldiers of all ranks. 
When the State regent, Mrs. Robert G. 
Regan, rose in her place, the Nicholas 
Ruxton Moore Society of the Children 
of the American Revolution, led by Mrs. 
George Washington Sadtler, marched 
up one aisle while the Commodore Isaac 
Hull Club of the Children and Sons of 
the Republic followed Mrs. Calvin Fer- 
ris Troupe up the other, all carrying 

After the singing of "Maryland, My 
Maryland" prayer was offered by the 
Rev. Dr. Ernest Lyon. Mrs. Hogan 
gave an instructive talk upon the early 
history of the American flag, and led 
the silent salute in which every one 
present joined. "Oh, My America" 
was rendered feelingly by Mr. John 
Phelps, after which Mr. A. S. Golds- 
borougli made a stirring address. 

The company then followed Miss Har- 
riet P. Marine from vault to vault, and 
a flag was placed upon each by a 
descendant whenever possible while 

Miss Marine recited his Revolutionary 

Lead by a patrol of Boy Scouts, all 
then went several squares to St. Paul's 
Burying-ground where Francis Scott 
Key's body first rested, and where 
Samuel Chase, Tench Tilghmau, John 
Eager Howard, and Griffith Evans are 
buried. Dr. Arthur B. Kinsolving. 
rector of St. Paul's which is the oldest 
parish in Baltimore, met the visitors at 
the gate and conducted a most reverent 
service before the placing of the flags 

Mrs. Charles W. Hatter, chairman of 
the committee of arrangements, depu- 
tised parties of two Daughters each to 
go to Greenmount, Loudon Park, and 
Western Cemeteries, and to the Friend's 
Buiiiying-ground with flags for the six 
heroes resting in them. 

An earnest campaign is being con- 
ducted in all parts of the State to locate 
the graves of every Revolutionary sol- 
dier within its borders. — May Reese 
Rogers (Mrs. William F.), State Editor. 

Additions to the Library 

Cory Family, by Harriet C. Dickin- 
son. Press of Tobias A. AY right, New 
York, X. Y. $5.00. 

Fully indexed, well printed and care- 
fully compiled this excellent volume 
contains some chronicles of the Cory 
Family, relating to Eliakim and Sarah 
Sayre Cory and their descendants, West- 
field, N. J., Ballston Spa, N. Y., with 
others from "John of Southold." There 
is a frontispiece in color, and several in- 
teresting illustrations. 

Bowman Genealogy, by Charles 
Bowman, Washington, D. C. $2.50, 

The Bowman genealogy contains pri- 
marily the story of the descendants of 
Edward Bowman of Amherst, Va. ; 
some account of the Spencers of North 
Carolina, and the military records of 
the members of these families, who 
served in the Revolution; the descend- 
ants of George Bowman, of Shenandoah 

Co„., Va., . the names of Virginia field 
ofBeiers of the Rovelution, a list of 
Bowmans, Spencers and Morgans who 
were officers in the Continental Army 
and a great deal of other valuable in- 

Kirk Family Genealogy, compiled 
by Miranda S. Roberts, Doylestown, 
Pa. 9 and edited by Gilbert S. Cope of 
West Chester, Pa. $5.00. 

A well indexed, carefully compiled 
volume containing the names of the de- 
scendants of John Kirk, born 1600, at 
Alfreton, Derbyshire, England. Died 
1705 in Darby Township, Chester (now 
Delaware Co.), Pa. It is a handsomely 
printed book, containing many illustra- 
tion of interest to the family, and is 
a welcome addition to any library, 
public or private, where genealogy has 
a place. 

Patriotic Women of North Carolina in the 


By Lida Tunstall Rodman 

In 1776, patriotic women" dwelt in 
every part of the old North State, both 
in Manor house and hamlet. But, many 
of them, like the modest violet of their 
gardens, were content to exhale the fra- 
grance of their sweet and noble virtues 
in silence and within . the sacred pre- 
cincts of home. The proverbial wis- 
dom of the times regarded it as im- 
proper for a woman's name to appear 
in print save on the solemn occasions of 
marriage or death. Yet, even in those 
wise old days, there were heroines in 
North Carolina whose names have come 
sounding down the years with a thrill- 
ing music that keeps time to the beat 
of fife and drum. 

In April, and again in August 1774, 
the Assembly of the State met in New 
Bern, where under the bold leadership 
of brave John Harvey, of Perquimans, 
the patriotic members hurled defiance at 
the Royal Governor, Josiah Martin, and 
openly declared for independence of the 
mother country. New Bern, at that 
date, was the capital of the colony. The 
elegant dames composing its society were 
fair in person, and exceedingly ready 
of wit, but they made no patriotic dem- 
onstration. Perhaps their real senti- 
ments were lulled into oblivion by the 
sweet taste of court society inaugurated 
by the previous governor, William 
Tryon, and his Lady. Their entertain- 
ments at the handsome Governor's Pal- 
ace, which bore the gilded arms of Eng- 
land, exceeded in magnificence anything 
before seen in the colony. Governor 
and Lady T^on had been wont to re- 
ceive their guests in the spacious ball 
room, themselves seated on crimson and 
gilt chairs, in the center, meanwhile ex- 
tending courtly greetings and a lavish 

Not so in Edenton, a former colonial 
capital' and home of royal governors, 
not many miles away, across Albermarle 
sound. For there, the echoes of John 
Harvey's stirring eloquence came as joy- 
ful news to the high spirited dames, who 
arrayed in stiff brocades with accom- 
panying patch and powder, made haste 
to confirm their previous conferences 
over the tea cups, as to the iniquitous 
tyranny of England in taxing their fa- 
vorite beverage. With much form and 
ceremony, ' fifty-one truly patriotic 
women of Edenton met on October 25, 
1774, at the residence of Mrs. Elizabeth 
King, overlooking beautiful Edenton 
Bay, and under the leadership of Mrs. 
Penelope Barker, as president, com- 
posed and signed the following: 

"As we cannot be indifferent on any 
occasion that appears to affect the peace 
and happiness of our country; and it 
has been thought necessary for the pub- 
lic good to enter into several particular 
resolves, by meeting of Members of Dep- 
uties from the whole province, it is a 
duty that we owe not only to our near 
and dear relations and connections, but 
to ourselves who are essentially inter- 
ested in their welfare, to do everything 
as far as lies in our power to testify 
our sincere adherence to the same, and 
we do therefore accordingly subscribe 
this paper, as a witness of our fixed in- 
tention, and solemn determination to do 

"Association signed by Ladies of 
Edenton, North Carolina, October 25, 
1774.' ' (American Archives fourth 
series, vol. I, 801.) 

The names of the signers as published 
in the London daily papers were as 
follows : 

Abigail Charlton, Mary Blount, F. 


Johnston, Elizabeth Creacy, Margaret 
Cathcart, Elizabeth Patterson, Anne 
Johnstone, Jane Well wood, Margaret 
Pearson, Mary Woolard, Penelope Daw- 
son, Sarah Beasley, Jean Blair, Susan- 
nah Vail, Grace Clayton, Elizabeth Vail, 
Frances Hall, Anne Anderson, Mary 
Jones, Sarah Matthews, Anne Hall, 
Anne Haughton, Rebecca Bondfield, 
Elizabeth Beasley, Sarah Littlejohn, 
Mary Creacy, Penelope Barker, Ruth 
Benbury, Elizabeth P. Orrnond, Sarah 
Howcott, - M. Payne, Sarah Hoskins, 
Elizabeth Johnston, Mary Littledale, 
Mary Bonner, Sarah Valentine, Lydia 
Bonner, Elizabeth Criekett, Sarah Howe, 
Elizabeth Green, Lydia Bennett, Mary 
Ramsay, Marion Wells, Teresia Cun- 
ningham, Anne Horniblow, Elizabeth 
King, Isabella Johnston, Winifred Wig- 
gins Hoskins." (Morning Chronicle and 
London Advertiser, January 16, 1775.) 

These worthies resolved further, that 
"We, the ladys of Edenton, do hereby 
solemnly engage not to conform to that 
pernicious habit of Drinking Tea, or 
that we the aforesaid ladys will not 
promote ye wear of any manufacture 
from England, until such time that all 
Acts which tend to enslave this our Na- 
tive Country shall be repealed." It 
has been said that "this was a bold act, 
a brave act. It was treason, for it de- 
fied a law of Parliament. It was even 
more dangerous, for it assailed the prof- 
its of the British manufacturer for 
whose profit the Colonies were governed. 
It was an early use of the power of 
boycott, though that word was then un- 
known." (From address of Chief Jus- 
tice Clark, at the unveiling of the tablet 
to the Eastern Tea Party, placed in the 
State Capitol by the Daughters of the 
Revolution, October 24, 1908.) 

This remarkable action of the women 
of Edenton aroused much comment, and 
a picture was made of the event which 
is thus described : 

"Revolutionary Caricature that may 
interest collectors. It is a mezzotint, 
fourteen inches, entitled A society of 

Patriotic Ladies at Edenton in North 
Carolina. London. Printed for Ii. 
Sayerr & J. Bennett, No. 53 in Fleet 
Street, as the Act directs 25 March 1775, 
Plate V. A group of fifteen figures are 
round, or near, a table in a room. A 
female at the table with a gavel is evi- 
dently a man, probably meant for Lord 
North. A lady with pen in hand is 
being kissed by a gentleman. Another 
lady, standing, is writing on a large cir- 
cular, which can be read, ' We, the Ladys 
of Edenton do hereby solemnly engage 
not to conform to that Pernicious Cus- 
tom of Drinking Tea, or that we, the 
aforesaid Ladys, will not promote ye 
wear of any manufacture from England, 
until such time that all Acts which tend 
to enslave this our Native Country shall 
be repealed.' The other figures are not 
close around the table, and are emptying- 
tea-caddies, or looking on. A child and 
a dog are under the table." (Magazine 
of American History, vol. I — 1877.) 
The picture here described after many 
vicissitudes was presented by a public 
spirited citizen of Edenton to the State 
of North Carolina, and it now reposes 
in safety in the Hall of History, at 

The gossip and criticism of London 
in regard to the "Edenton Tea Party" 
is reflected in the following letter taken 
from the "'Life and Letters of James 
Iredell hy Jas. I. McCree, vol. I, p. 230. 
"London Queen Square, 

January 31, 1775. 

Dear Brother: — I see by the news- 
papers the Edenton ladies have signal- 
ized themselves by their protest against 
tea drinking. The name of Johnston I 
see among others; are any of my sister's 
relations patriotic heroines? Is there 
a female Congress at Edenton tool I 
hope not, for we Englishmen are afraid 
who have ever since the Amazonian era 
of the male Congress, but if the ladies, 
been esteemed the most formidable ene- 
mies; if they, I say, should attack us, 
the most fatal consequence is to be 
dreaded. So dextrous in the handling 
of a dart, each wound they give is mor- 


tal, whilst we, so unhappily formed by 
nature, the more we strive to conquer 
them, the more we are conquered. The 
Edenton ladies conscious, I suppose, of 
this superiority on their side, by a 
former experience, are willing, I imag- 
ine, to crush us into atoms by their om- 
nipotency ; the only security on our side 
to prevent impending ruin, that I can 
perceive, is the probability that there 
are but a few places in America which 
possess so much female artillery as 

Pray, let me know all the particulars 
when you favor me with a letter. Your 
most affectionate friend and brother, 
Arthur Iredell." 

Hon. James Iredell, to whom the let- 
ter was addressed, was a distinguished 
citizen of Edenton. He was Attorney 
General of North Carolina, in 1789, and 
was an Associate Justice of the Supreme 
Court of the United States from 1790 
to 1799. His wife, formerly Miss Hannah 
Johnston, was a sister of one of the mem- 
bers of the Edenton Tea Party. 

Mrs. Penelope Barker, the fearless 
president of the party, was married to 
her third husband, Col. Thomas Barker, 
an attorney for the Crown, at this time 
he was detained in London; this fact, 
however, did not deter Mrs. Barker from 
becoming the active leader of the pa- 
triotic women of Edenton. She was a 
woman of high birth, and delightful ac- 
complishments. A further record of her 
courage is that not long after hostilities 
began, she was informed by one of her 
servants that a party of British soldiers 
were taking her horses and carriage from 
her stables; she snatched her husband's 
sword from the wall, went out, and with 
a single blow severed the reins in the 
officer's hands, and drove her horses 
back into the stable. It is said the Brit- 
ish officer declared that for such an ex- 
hibition of bravery she should be allowed 
to keep her horses, and she was never 
molested afterwards. 

Mrs. Winifred "Wiggins Hoskins, the 
Secretary of the party, was the wife of 
Richard Hoskins, a zealous patriot, who 

served during the entire war of the 
Revolution. In his absence his wife 
managed their large farming interest 
with great skill and profit, as well as 
successfully rearing their large family 
of children. Space will not permit a 
detailed account of the other distin- 
guished members of the famous tea 

Measured by miles, the distance from 
old Edenton to Salisbury, in Rowan 
county is great — but measured by the 
heart throbs of women inspired by a 
glorious devotion to the general good 
and love of their common country, the 
distance is but a clasp of the hand. 
And, so it is that for her sacrificial de- 
votion the name of Mrs. Elizabeth Max- 
well Steele, of Salisbury, in Rowan 
county, is enshrined in the hearts of all 
Xorth Carolinians, and should be known 
to every true son and daughter of the 
United States. As did the women of 
Holy Writ, she came in the hour of dark 
despondency, and gave all that she had, 
both of silver and gold, and from the 
recesses of her inmost heart she poured 
forth the rich wine of sympathizing 
friendship — while with unstinted gener- 
osity she gave the oil of gladness in ex- 
tending the comforts and cheer of her 
hospitable home to the brave General 
Nathan ael Greene, at a crucial moment, 
when defeat for the army under his 
command was impending. Yes, defeat 
at that point and time would have seri- 
ously endangered the fate of all the 
American colonies. 

The following is a condensed account 
of the occurrence taken from the inter- 
esting speech es made at the unveiling of 
a memorial tablet to Elizabeth Maxwell 
Steele, at Salisbury, October 11, 1911, 
by the Daughters of the American Revo- 
lution : 

"In profound dejection, for his re- 
sources are at the very lowest ebb, Gen- 
eral Greene turns his horse's head for 
a long, wear,y ride to Salisbury. Money 
for his unpaid troops, inspiration for 
fresh efforts are sorely needed now. 
Where are they to come from? It was 


a wild wintry night, the 1st of Febru- 
ary, 1781. 

"At Steele's Tavern in Salisbury, Dr. 
Joseph Read, a surgeon of the American 
army, is ensconced — busily caring for- 
a few sick and wounded British pris- 
oners, held in that town. From his 
window, he sees a solitary horseman en- 
veloped in military cloak, and recog- 
nizes his commander, General Greene. 
Hastening out he anxiously inquires, 
'How do you find yourself, General V 

"With the utmost weariness Greene re- 
plies : 

'Wretched beyond measure, hungry, 
alone, penniless and without a friend.' 

Mrs. Steele, who has come to the door 
on hearing the sound of voices, now 
steps forward, benevolence beaming 
from her face, and says with alacrity: 

'That I deny' — and then with an ac- 
cess, of positiveness in her tone — 'that 
7 most particularly deny. In me, Gen- 
eral, you and the American cause have 
a devoted friend. And this gentleman 
will not, I am certain, suffer you to be 
without a companion as soon as the hu- 
mane business about which he is em- 
ployed is finished. Only come in and 
rest, and dry yourself, and in a very 
short time a hot breakfast shall cheer 
and refresh you. ' 

The General, after his disagreeable 
ride of thirty miles in the rain, saddened 
by mediation of the two disastrous 
skirmishes of the preceding day, enters 
the tavern, and disconsolately sits down 
in the nearest chair. 

Mrs. Steele in a short time has a 
bountiful repast spread before the dis- 
tinguished guest, while a cheerful fire 
crackles, on the hearth and sheds its 
genial warmth throughout the room. 
The comforting influences of the en- 
vironment and the tempting viands 
cheer the spirits of the disheartened gen- 
eral. Mrs. Steele's quick ear had caught 
the plaint that he was penniless; and as 
he sits by the table, his head bowed upon 
his hand, she enters the room, carefully 
closes the door, to make sure that they 
are alone and unobserved, . Approach- 

ing General Greene, she- reminds him of 
his despondent utterances on his arrival, 
and once more assures him of her friend- 
ship ; and drawing from under her apron 
two bags of gold and silver coins, the 
savings of years, carefully hoarded for 
a time of need, she presents them to him 
eagerly with these simples words: 'Take 
them; for you will need them, and 1 
can do without them.' 

"This was a memorable moment for 
General Greene, and his heart must have 
applauded the generous act — his biog- 
rapher says 'that an acquisition so im- 
portant even to the public service, was 
not to be declined from excess of deli 
cacy.' Imagination would suggest that 
General Greene expressed his gratitude 
in some such words as these: 'May 
Heaven bless you for your kind words 
and generous act. These two bags of 
specie now represent the treasure chest 
of the American army. They will put 
shoes on barefoot soldiers, feed hungry 
men, and further the cause of liberty. I 
accept your generous gift most grate- 
fully in behalf of the public service, 
since it is given so generously. 'Tis by 
such patriotic actions as this that revo- 
lutions are ma dp.' 

"Silver and gold coins were scarce 
indeed in Revolutionary days, and no 
American officer, or gentleman, could 
fail to be sensible of the value of such 
a gift. About this very time General 
Greene wrote to Washington of the piti- 
ful situation of his troops for want of 
clothing and that hundreds of his sol- 
diers were marking the ground with 
their bloody feet, and added 'I have not 
a shilling to obtain intelligence with.' 
It was fortunate for General Greene that 
he visited Salisbury when he did, on 
February 1-2, tor a few days thereafter 
the British came to the town and de- 
spoiled Mrs. Steele and others of their 
property — she wrote a friend and said 
that she was plundered of all her horses, 
dry cattle, horse forage, liquors, and 
family provisions. ' ' 

Another heroine of 1776, was Mrs. 
Rachel Denny. She possessed the chris- 


tian virtue of patience when exposed to 
cruel mistreatment, and added to this 
she had the gracious wit to put an enemy 
io flight with a quick retort. Mrs. 
Denny lived in the central part of the 
State, and the British forces, or a por- 
tion of them, were encamped not far off. 
A foragiDg party under the command of 
an officer of petty rank came to her 
house, and under the direction of this 
oftieer robbed the premises of all the pro- 
visions and took the blankets from the 
beds. These blankets had been made by 
Mrs. Denny's own wrinkled and time 
scarred hands, and were an especial- joy 
to her. However, to this impertinence 
she said nothing, but sat quietly in her 
house all alone, with her Bible on a 
stand near her chair. Finally, the Bri- 
tish officer unable to make her disclose 
the whereabouts of her husband, and 
observing the Bible, inquired if she had 
family worships, to which she replied 
in the affirmative. He next ask her if 
her husband prayed for King George, 
and as she made no direct reply, he 
said: "Well, do you tell him that he 
must pray for King George tonight, or 
whenever he prays in his family, or I 
will have him taken up and hung to the 
limb of that oak tree in the yard." 

"Aye, faith," said the old lady with 
an air of perfect nonchalance and in her 
peculiar Irish manner, "Aye, faith, an 
mony a prayer has been toasted on King 
George." The young officer looking 
rather foolish was completely discom- 
fited and moved off in double quick time. 

The ease with which Mrs. Sarah 
Logan with quick witted strategy routed 
a band of Tories who had come to her 
home to plunder in the absence of her 
husband will bear repeating. Seeing a 
company of bold and wicked Tories ride 
up to her gate and hitch their horses 
to her fence, and realizing that their in- 
tentions were not good, her quick mind 
told her that strategy would be her only 
chance for escape. So with an air of 
hospitality, she opened the door of her 
small log house, and bade them enter 
and get warm by her fire as the day was 

chill. They came tramping in, and she 
piled up the wood on the ample fireplace, 
as though much concerned for their com- 
fort. At the same time, she apologized 
profusely for the untidy condition in 
which they had found things, and she 
began to sweep vigorously, and in a few 
moments she removed the sheets from the 
bed, and opening the door shook them 
with such force in front of the horses 
that the animals took fright, and ran 
away, each in a different direction. The 
men instautly followed in hot pursuit, as 
their steeds were more valuable than the 
plunder they expected to get. As the 
Tories ran, they could hear Mrs. Logan's 
expressions of extreme regret sounding 
after them. It is needless to add that 
they never troubled her again. 

No sketch of North Carolina heroines 
in 1776 would be complete without men- 
tion of Mrs. Martha Bell, who lived near 
Greensboro, not far from the scene of the 
Battle of Guilford Court House. For na- 
tive intellect, firmness and daring she 
has been compared to the celebrated 
Flora McDonald, though she lacked the 
advantages of education, refined society, 
and the other accomplishments for which 
the Scotswoman is justly renowned. 

It is related that Mrs. Bell told Gem 
Cornwallis, when he took possession of 
her house and mill for his headquarters, 
that if he had not, before coming in, 
guaranteed his intention of protecting 
her property after he evacuated it, that 
she would have herself burned it before 
he could have received any benefit 
therefrom. Circumstances and other 
evidence indicate that she greatly aided 
both Col. Washington and Col. Lee by 
obtaining information of the British 
forces and plans, and detailing it to 
them. It would require several pages to 
enumerate the sayings and activities of 
Mrs. Bell. 

As early as February, 1776, an im- 
portant engagement between the Pa- 
triots in North Carolina and the Tories 
of the Cape F°ar section took place— it 
was known as the Battle of Moore's 
Creek Bridge. Capt. Ezekiel Slocumb, 


who lived on Neuse river, in Wayne 
county, left his home on Sunday previ- 
ous to the battle, with a company of 
eighty men, all in high spirits, prepared 
to join the forces under Col. liiehard 
Caswell, and to do battle against the ob- 
noxious Tories. 

Mrs. Mary Slocumb, the wife of the 
captain, said that she kept thinking 
about where her husband and his men 
were going — how far, and how many 
Tories they would meet, and though she 
worked hard all day, the situation of 
Capt. Slocumb. and his men could not 
be banished from her mind. That night 
she had a "dream — that was not all a 
dream," She saw distinctly a body 
wrapped in her husband's guard cloak, 
bloody and dead, and others dead and 
wounded on the ground. She felt im- 
pelled to go to her husband, and in a few 
minutes after waking, she saddled her 
horse and rode at full speed in the di- 
rection the man had taken. All night, 
with scarcely a break in the pace, she 
rode through the lonely pine forests of 
Duplin and New Hanover counties. 
About sunrise, she passed groups of 
women and children seated on the road- 
side exhibiting an anxiety equal to her 
own, but she paused not, until, after cov- 
ering sixty-five miles, she came into 
swampy ground and heard the thunder 
of the cannon. When, in her own graphic 
words, she said, "I stopped still, the bat- 
tle was fighting then— I could hear the 
muskets and the shouting. I spoke 
to my mare and dashed on in the direc- 
tion of the firing." The shouts grew 
louder than ever as she drew nearer, and 
she said, "I saw a few yards away from 
the road, under a cluster of trees per- 
haps twenty men lying — they were 
wounded. I knew the spot, the very 
trees, and the position of the men, I 
knew it, as if I had seen it a thousand 
times — I had seen it all night. In an 
instant my whole soul was centered on 
one spot, for there, wrapped in his 
bloody guard cloak, was my husband's 
body. How I passed the few yards 
from my saddle to the place I never 

knew. I remember uncovering his head 
and seeing a face clotted with gore 
from a dreadful wound across the tem- 
ple. I put my hand on the bloody face 
'twas warm, and an uuknowu voice 
begged for water — it was Frank Cog- 
dell. Just then I looked up, and my hus- 
band, as bloody as a butcher and as 
muddy as a ditcher, stood before me." 

To Mrs. Slocumb 's great relief, her 
husband, though wounded, was not seri- 
ously hurt. She spent the remainder of 
the day in tenderly ministering to the 
dying and the wounded. 

Captain Slocumb 's company was. the 
detachment that forded the creek, and 
penetrating the swamp made the furi- 
ous charge on the Tory rear which de- 
cided the fate of the day. Capt. Slo- 
cumb survived the varying fortunes of 
the Revolution, and he and his courage- 
ous and loving wife lie buried beneath 
modest slabs on their old plantation 
home, though Mary Slocumb 's act or 
heroism is commemorated on a monu- 
ment erected in 1907, by the Monumental 
Association of Moore's Creek. 

For a similar act of inspired bravery. 
one must remember Betsey Dowdy, the 
little maid of the barren sand banks on 
Currituck Sound. Her father,. Joe 
Dowdy, was a wrecker. She had never 
heard of famous women, or of their 
deeds of courage, nothing like that had 
ever come into the child's spare, impov- 
erished life, for only her body had 
grown strong and well developed in the 
fresh salt air, and in the sunlight that 
sparkled on the waves as they beat in 
ceaseless music almost at the door of her 
humble home. But, deep down in the 
child's heart was a noble desire to d 
something for the good of some one else. 
And, hitherto, the happiest moment in 
her life had been on the day that she 
rescued another child from drowning. 
Finally, one blustering rainy afternoon, 
she heard a party of wreckers and 
neighbors telling her father that the 
British were preparing to march into 
that part of North Carolina, and in this 
event, they would all become the slaves 


of Great Britain. A battle, they said, 
had been fought across the line in Vir- 
ginia, at Great Bridge. They added, 
further, that unless Gen. William Skin- 
ner could get the news in time to march 
with his forces, nothing could keep the 
British army from coming into Curri- 
tuck, and then all would be lost. 

With shining, big eyes, Betsey retired 
to her bed, but not to sleep — something 
prompted her to go to the rescue — and 
help to keep those terrible red coats from 
despoiling her home and country. So, 
with quick determination, Betsey, crept 
out of her little room, and in. a moment 
she had mounted her banker pony and 
was riding away in the night, while 
everyone slept. Gen. Skinner lived fifty 
miles from Currituck, across barren sand 
dunes, and with a perilous ford to be 
crossed before the mainland could be 
reached. Yet, with undaunted spirit, the 
maid rode on, and only God knew the 
thoughts of the brave little heart, as con- 
quering her instinctive dread she drew 
her skirts from the rushing water, as the 
pony swam over the dangerous ford. 
Through swamps, over bridges, past 
houses where the dogs barked at the fly- 
ing figures of girl and pony. But Bet- 
sey -sped on, on — to Hertford, where 
soon after dawn she delivered her mes- 
sage to Gen. Skinner — well pleased to 
have helped the cause of home and coun- 
try. For many years the story of Bet- 
sey Dow T dy's wonderful ride was a 
household word in all the eastern 

To return to the grande dames, and 
the rapier-Like wit of the drawing room, 
a scene from the social life of Halifax, 
in North Carolina, must be described. 
At various times in our early history, the 
Assembly of the State held some of its 
most important sittings at Halifax. The 
town possessed an elegant and refined 
society. Early in 1781, Lord Cornwallis 
left Wilmington, in the southeastern 
Part of the State, and took his march 
northward. As his army approached 
Halifax, a large force of militia gathered 
there for defense. As usual, there was 

a great deal of entertaining done in the 
wealthy homes of both the patriots and 
those of Tory proclivities; in conse- 
quence much brilliant repartee took 

Mrs. Willie Jones and Mrs. Elizabeth 
Montfort Ashe, sisters, and both beauti- 
ful and accomplished women, on one of 
these occasions met Colonel Tarleton. 
During the conversation, Tarleton ex- 
pressed a wish to see the famous Colonel 
Washington, when Mrs. Ashe, with a 
flash of her bright eyes, said, "You 
should have looked behind you at the 
battle of Cowpens, Colonel Tarleton." 
At this sally, Colonel Tarleton lost his 
temper, and denounced Washington as 
an ignorant boor. Whereupon, Mrs. 
Jones, glancing at Tarleton 's wounded 
hand, said with emphasis, "He knows 
how to make his mark, Colonel Tarle- 
ton." The fierce Briton became so 
chafed at this that his superior officer, 
Gen. Leslie, who was present, rebuked 

It is told of Mrs. Ashe that -one day a 
party of British officers came to her hos- 
pitable home, and demanded that she 
serve punch for them. Mrs. Ashe dis- 
covering that they had imbibed rather 
freely before reaching her house, feared 
to refuse the request openly, so she pre- 
pared the punch and used all the liquors 
she had therein. Then entering the din- 
ing room she purposely tripped on a rug, 
thereby spilling the punch and breaking 
her beautiful bowl into many fragments, 
after which she sweetly apologized to her 
self-invited guests for the unfortunate 

The "Groves," the home of Willie 
Jones, popularly called the Grove House, 
still stands in Halifax. This old mansion 
has a double claim upon our interest, 
for it was there that John Paul, the first 
Admiral of our American Navy, spent 
his boyhood ; and it was in the handsome 
ball room of the mansion, surrounded 
by a brilliant company, that he an- 
nounced his intention to be henceforth 
known as "John Paul Jones," in ap- 
preciation of the great kindnesses he had 


received at the hands of the distin- 
guished owners of the mansion, Hon. 
Willie Jones and his lovely wife. The 
beautiful sword given to Paul Jones on 
that occasion is now in the library of 
the navy, at Washington. 

The Elizabeth Mont. fort Ashe Chap- 
ter of D. A. It. have undertaken to pre- 
serve this one time home of a great 
Naval Hero, and we cannot too highly 
commend their action in this matter. 

Other names there are that would add 
luster to the printed record of North 

Carolica's patriotic daughters in 177G. 
But it is sufficient meed of praise to say 
that in times of struggle and in times 
of peace, they have ever gone hand in 
hand with, and measured up to the noble 
standard set by, North Carolina's states- 
men and soldiers in their devotion to the 
great principles of right and justice. 

(For references ■ where not given see 
"Old North State," by Caruthers, 
Moore's History of N. C, aud Ashe's 
History of N. C.) 

Marriage Record Exchange 

Through the National Committee on Historical Research 

Mrs. Charles Wesley Bassett, Historian General, Chairman 

Returns of Marriage, Loudoun County, Virginia 

1. James Cumxniiigs and Mary Bovine, 
Jan. 5, 1793. 

2. Joshua Gore and Susanna Clerk, Jan. 
14, 1793. 

3. Frederick Burns and Barbara Hardy, 
Jan. 21, 1793. 

4. Francis Hague and Mary Towner, Jan. 
29, 1793. 

5. John Douglass and Sarah Piles, Jan. 31, 

6. Benjamin Wnitenton(f) and Darcus 
Reed, Feb. 5, 1793. 

Bartleson Fox and Eliza Braden, Feb. 11, 

8. Aaron Brooks and Alice Stevens, Feb. 
11, 1793. 

9. Giles Stephens and Mary Bingky, Feb. 
11, 1793. 

10. Jas. Armstrong and Mary Vanaorne, 
Feb. 12, 1793. 

11. Hyatt Lownes and Elizabeth Emery, 
March 7, 1793. 

12. Josias Hall and Mary Nixon, March 
13, 1793. 

13. ."Richard Vanpett and Eliz. Meyers, 
March 23,. 1793. 

14. David Hamintree(?) and Mary Beach, 
March 23, 1793. 

15. Elijah Brooks and Mary Fouch, March 
27, 1793. 

10. Charles Murphy and Ann Elliott, April 
30, 1793. 

17. Patrick Sullivan and Nancy Wilson, 
April 20, 1793. 

18. Thomas Newman and Catherine Gard- 
ner, April" 22, 1793. 

19. William Stephens and Monica CHaggett, 
April 22, 1793. 

20. Robert Hamilton and Ruth Harris, 
July 21, 1793. 

21. William Myers and Cornelia Myers, 
Aug-. 17, 1793. 

22.. William Askin(?) and Mary MeCarty, 
Aug. 29, 1793. 

23. William Seargeant aud Mary McNieJ, 
Sept. 6, 1793. 

24. Bonham Divine and Hannah Burgoyne, 
Sept. 11, 17D3. 

25-., Jacob Moore and Eachel Wildman, 
Sept. 19, 1793. 

26. James Williams and Ann Plummer, 
Oct % 1793. 

27. John Steer and Jane Beaty, Oct. 14, 

28. Timothy Beans and Mary Randall, Nov. 
19, 1793. 

29. Jo 
27, 1793. 

?>&. John Brown and Lydia Burson, Dec. 
9, 1793. 

31. Aquila Loveless and Elizabeth Acton, 
Dec. 14, 1793. 

32. Moses Wright and Dinah Ryan, • . 

33. Jno. M. Davis and Ann Sweany, . 

34. George Yerandqr and; Nancy Green, 
Jan. % 17S4. 

35. John Ramsey and Clarissa CoutgrnB/C; 
Jan. 10, 1794. 

36. John McDade and Sarah Hill, Feb. 11, 

37. Thomas Williams and. Hannah Brent, 
Feb. 20, 1794. 

381 Nicholas Fey aEd Margaret An sell, 
March 11, 1794. 

3>S>i James Hamilton and Elizabeth Ben- 
nett (I), April 8, .1794. 



40. Ephni. Harrison and Nancy Murphy, 
April 29, 1794. 

41. Samuel Wright ami Christian Clice, 
May 12, 1794. 

42. Daniel Varnum and Kebecca Gibson, 
May 19, 1794. 

43. Matthew Kenedy and Ann McVickers, 
May 21, 1794. 

44. Win. Hough and Jane Clendening, May 

21, 1794. 

45. Moses Wilson and Tamer Burson, May 
29, 1794. 

46. David Ttixon and Martha King, June 
13, 1794. 

47. John Dcrrell and Margaret Dulany, 
June 23, 1794. 

48. James Dinagh and Keziah- Jenkins, 
June 20, 1791. 

49. Jacob Butler and Sarah Dawson, June 
29, 1794. 

50. John Tucker and Penelope Thompson, 
July 21, 179-1. 

51. James Carlyle and Elizabeth Beafcy, 
Aug. 5, 1794. 

52. Edward Arnold and Ann Proctor, Aug. 
13, 1794. 

53. John Seatterday and Bebecca Ewers, 
Oct. 13, 1794. 

54. John Seargent and Nomia Mitchell,, 
Oct. 15, 1794. 

55. Jos. Knox and Jane Patterson, Dec. 

24, 1794. 

50. John Gamble and Elizabeth Beason, 
Dec. 28, 1794. 

57. John Bead and Elizabeth Hordes, Jan. 
1, 1795. 

58. John Maxfield and Margaret Stewart, 
Jan. 13, 1795. 

59. Josiah Gregg and Margaret Hand, Jan. 

22, 1795. 

60. Abner Jury and Mary Ewers, Jan. 22, 

61. William MeMaken and Zilphia Pullin, 
Feb. 6, 1795. 

62. Henry Berkett and Eliz. Young, March 

25, 1795. 

63. Arnasa Beticor and Catherine Pullin, 
March 25, 1795. 

72. Aaron Smith and Jane Sinclair, Aug. 
16, 1795. 

73. Joseph Worthington and Eliz. Osborne, 
Sept. 25, 1795. 

74. John Prichard and Anna Smarr, Oct. 
12, "J 795. 

75. John Mock and Julia Beagie, Oct. 13, 

76. Joseph Daniel and Tacy Humphrey, 
Oct. 22, 1795. 

77. Gwynn Page and Eliz. Hereford, Oct. 
15, 1795. 

78. Bennett King and Mary Hixon, Nov. 
15, 1795. 

79. John Williams and Euth Williams, Nov. 
15, 1795. 

80. Joshua Shreive(?) and Darcus Wilson, 
Nov. 18, 1795. 

81. Jonathan Hall and Francinia Francis, 
Nov. 19, 1795. 

82. Caleb Gregg and Hannah V/arford, 
Nov. 19, 1795. 

S3. David Ewers and Mary Baldwin, Jan. 
25, 1795. 

84. Thomas Torbert and Buth Ferguson, 
Jan. 2S, 1795. 

85. Kobert Braden and Eliz. Stephens, 
Jan. 28, 1795. 

86. Jacob Baugh and Mary Kipheart, Jan. 
28, 1795. 

S7. Benj. Price and Sarah Pauling, July 
7, J 795. 

88. William Boggs and Jane McYicker, 
July 25, 1796. 

89. John McFarlin and Margaret Marcus, 
Sept. 15, 1796. 

90. Azariah Biggs and Jane Thomas, Sept. 
17, 1796. 

91. Elihu Pettibone and Lydia Leach, Pub- 

92. Samuel Bichards and Elizabeth Barton, 
Oct. 3, 1796. 

93. John Hartness and Barbara Darr, Oct. 
9, 1796. 

. 94. Samuel Craig and Mary Hughs, Oct. 
13, 1796. 

95. John Brewer and Nancy Milholland, — . 

96. Michael Werts and Catherine Lees, Nov. 

64. Stephen Donaldson and Nancy little- 28, 1796. 

con, April 4, 1795. 97. Samuel Peacock and Euth Tongue, 

65. John Sinclair and Eachel Daniel, April Nov. 30, 1796. 

24, 1795. - 98. Philip Derry and Margaret Everheart, 

66. Samuel A skins and Fanny Pool, May Nov. 30, 1796. 

26, 1795. 99. Timothy Hixon and Patience Wyatt, 

67. Jesse McVay and Ann Kodgers, June Dec. 2, 1796. 

21, 1795. 100. John Milner and Ester Hough, Dec. 

68. James Siddie and Nancy- Hollam, June 6, 1796. 

24 , 1795. Copied bv 

04 C9 1795 rthUr GardDer ana . Aim Wa3le * JU **, MlEXOft LjUXGSTEDT, 

" SpoJ Henry Sandford and Sarah Dulin, 'Jul? Jannette Montgomery Chapter D. A. E. 

16, 1797. - Verified by N. B. Hammeri.ey. Deputy of 

71. William Collins and Eliz. Scrivener, thc Court. 

Aug. 15, 1795. February 26, 1914. 


List of King's Mountain Volunteers in 1780. Copied from Gov. D. Campbell's 
Manuscript at Madison, Wis., State Library. 

Col. William Campbell 
Major William Edmonson 

James Dvsart 
Robert Craig 
Andrew Colvill 
David Beat tie 
William Veil 
William Edmonson 


Reece Bowen 
William Russell ' 
Robert Edmonson 
Thomas McCulloch 
Samuel Newell 
William Willoughby 
William Crabtree 
Robert Edmondson 2d 
Andrew Goff 


Robert Campbell 
James Corry 
Nathaniel Dry den 
H umber son Lyon 
James Laird 
Nathaniel Gist 


Samuel Edmonson 
: David Campbell 

Patrick Campbell 

Samuel Yance 

John 'McCulloch 

Michael Fleenor 

Andrew Caswell 

Henry Dickenson 
; John Berry 

William King 

James Logan 

R. Oaks 

John Sharp 

James Crow 

James Keys 

James Snodgrass 

Arthur Bowen 
; Jonas Smith 
I Edward Smith 
I Nathan Willoughby 
; Joseph Black 
John Morrison 

William Moore (wounded) 

William Blackburn 

John Bavin 

James Davis 

John Logan 

Benjamin Logan 

Andrew Davidson 

Samuel Evans 

Andrew Evans 

Samuel Davis 

Thomas Elliott 

Samuel Hensley 

Jacob Mongle 

Matthew Buchanan 

John Kennedy 

Frederick Fisher (wounded) 

Bannon Banning (wounded) 

John S. Keggs (wounded) 

Isaiah Hayte (wounded) 

List, of officers of the Washington County 
Regiment of Volunteers in the Battle of King's 

Colonel William Campbell 
Major William Edmonson 

First Company. 
Captain James Dysart 
First Lieutenant Andrew Kineannon 
Second Lieutenant John Beattie 
Ensign Robert Campbell 

Second Company. 
Captain Robert Craig 
First Lieutenant William Blackburn 
Second Lieutenant William. Bartlett 
Ensign Andrew Goff 

Third -Company. 
Captain Andrew Colvill 
First Lieutenant Samuel Newell 
Second Lieutenant William Davidson 
Ensign Thomas Shoate 

Fourth Company. 
Captain David Beattie 
First Lieutenant William Willoughby 
Second Lieutenant Robert Edmonson 
Ensign Nathaniel Dryden 

Fifth Company. 
Captain William Veil (in rear willifoot men) 
First Lieutenant William Russell 
Second Lieutenant James Corry 
Ensign James Laird 

Sixth Company. 
Captain William Edmonson 
First Lieutenant Robert Edmonson. Sr. 
Second Lieutenant Andrew Edmonson 
Ensign Nathaniel Gist 
First Lieutenant Reece Brown 
Second Lieutenant William Crabtree 
Ensign James Hill 
First Lieutenant William Russell 
Eusi-;i James Phillips 
First Lieutenant Thomas McCulloch 
Second Lieutenant Humberson Lyon 


Washington County, Virginia — The Tenth 
Regiment of Virginia Militia was organized 
January, 1S77. 

Arthur Campbell, County Lieutenant 
Evan Shelby, Colonel 
William Campbell, Lieutenant -Colonel 
Daniel Smith, Major 

These officers qualified to their commissions 
the 28th of January. 

William Edmiston 
John Campbell of Royal Oaks 
Joseph Martin 
*John Shelby, Sr. 
James Montgomery 
Robert Buchanan, Sr. 
Aaron Lewis 
John Duncan 

* Gilbert Christian 

* James Shelby 

CaptaiDs Continentals. 
James Dysart 

John Campbell, Rich Valley 
John Kinkead 
*John Anderson 
William Bowen 
George Adams 
Eobert Craig 
Andrew Colvill 

* James Robertson 

* Those marked * lived between Walkers 
and Henderson's lines or in North Carolina, and 
in 1780 were not considered part of the regi- 

David Beattie 
Alexander Wylie 
James Maxwell 

1780, April 19th, William Campbell reeom 
then considered in North Carolina. 

Daniel Smith for Lieutenant-Colonel in r 
miston for Major, in room of Smith, promoted. 

In May, 1799, Colonel Arthur Campbell re 
Colonel of the 70th Regiment. 

In December, 1814, Charles Tate, Colon 

In April, 1818, William Byars, Colonel, i 

In March, 1781, the militia of Washingto 
the first under the command of William Cam 
Colonel, and Aaron Lewis, Major. The secon 
Lieutenant-Colonel; Thomas Martin, Major. 

At this time John Campbell, who had per 
in January, 1777, and who was appointed cle 
on removing to the Court House, from Royal 
Bion. He removed in the summer of 1781 or 

About three years ago I received a lette 
Ford, Virginia, whose husband is a deseeudau 
rr-cords of Colonel Campbell had been loaned 
returned. I then wrote to my nephew, Wil'ia 
university at Madison and he copied this mus 

John Snoddy 
Samuel Hays 
John Coalter 
Joseph Black 
David Ward 
Roger Topp 
Thomas Price 
John Anderson 
George Freeland 
George Maxwell 
John Frazier 
James Fulkerson 
William Blackburn 
John Berry 
Andrew Kineannon 
Charles Campbell 
Charles Allison 

Thomas Whittier 
Reece Bowen 
Solomon Litten 
Henry Dickenson 
Abram McClelan 
William Rosebrough 
John Looney 
Josiah Ramsey 
James Elliott 
William Young 
John Davis 
William Casey 
John Wilson 
John Looney 
James Shaw 
William Heal 
James Crahtree 
Arthur Bowen 
Robert Davis 
Alexander Baraett 

mended for Colonel in the room of Evan Shelby, 
oom of Campbell, promoted, and William Ed- 
signed and Francis Preston was appointed 

el, in room of Preston, promoted, 
n room of Tate, resigned. 

n Company was divided into two battalions, 

pbell, Colonel; William Edmiston, Lieutenant- 

d, under Daniel Smith, Colonel; Joseph Martin, 

The Second Battalion lay north of Clinch 

formed the duties of clerk from the first Court 
rk of the County in March, 1779, had decided 
Oaks and after that held no military commis- 

spring of 1782. 
e from Mrs. John A, Preston of Seven-Mile 
t of William Campbell, in which she said the 
to the State Library of Wisconsin, and nevei' 
m Martin Hubble, who was a student in the 
cer roll from the manuscript in the library. 

Emily Jane Hubble, 
Historian Rachel Donelson Chapter, 

Springfield, Mo. 

What is the Society of the Cincinnati? 

By J. D. Campbell, El Paso, Texas 

Comparatively few persons know that 
there is such an Order and fewer stili 
what it is. 

As the officers of the American army 
of the Revolutionary war were soon to 
disband and return to their homes, a 
call was made by Major General Baron 
de Steuben, General Knox and others at 
the former's headquarters of the army 
on the Hudson, May 10th, 1783, at which 
it was proposed, in order to perpetuate 
the memory of the successful termina- 
tion of the war and the mutual friend- 
ships, which had been formed under the 
pressure of a common danger, the offi- 
cers of the American Army and Navy 
associate and combine themselves into 
one society of friends, and possessing a 
high veneration for the character of that 
illustrious Roman, Lucius Quintius Cin- 
cinnatua, and being resolved to follow r 
his example by return to their citizen- 
ship, they thought with all propriety 
they could call themselves the Society 
of the Cincinnati. 

All commissioned officers were given 
the right to subscribe to the articles of 
the institution, and in order to raise 
funds, each member was assessed one 
month"'s pay on the scale ox his rank 
in the army. This became the basis of 
a surplus fund, which has grown to 
such proportions that the Society at 
present requires no dues of its members, 
none being needed. 

The original membership consisted of 
about 2500 members, but on account of 
deaths, and the failure of the eldest 
male descendant to take advantage of 
his right to membership, there are now 
less than 600. 

Each of the original thirteen States 
has the right to a State Society, which 
meets annually on the Fourth of July 
and the delegates from the State Soci- 
ety form the General Society, which 
meets triennially. 

General Washington was the first 

President occupying that office until the 
time of his death. The badge of the 
Order, after a design by Major L 'En- 
fant, of the French Army, consists of a 
gold eagle, suspended by a blue ribbon 
of watered silk, edged with white, de> 
scriptive of the union of America and 

The eagle lias on its breast the figure 
of Cincinnatus, receiving from the Ro- 
man Senators a sword, and in the back- 
ground his wife standing at the door of 
their cottage. Around this are the 
words: "Omnia Reliquir Servare Re- 
publicam/' (Tie forsook all to serve 
the Republic.) This organization came 
nearer to representing the titled aristoc- 
racy of America than any other Society 
in the United States. Had the idea of 
some of the founders of these United 
States been carried out, with George 
Washington as King, they would in all 
probability be now the Dukes, Earls and 
Counts of America. 

Happily for these United States. 
Washington and his followers chose the 
wiser course and made this a Republic, 
and the men who might have been nobles 
are citizens of the Republic, claiming as 
their only distinction membership in the 
Society of the Cincinnati, the most ex 
elusive fraternity in the United States. 

It can never grow any larger than it 
was at the time of its foundation, it -will 
indeed ever grow smaller as the families 
represented die out. 

A member of the Continental army 
may have an hundred descendants, each 
one eligible to the Sons and Daughters 
of the American Revolution, but original 
member of the Society of the Cincinnati 
can never have more than one descend- 
ant in the Order at any one time. 

Very strict laws were passed upon the 
subject of membership, in the first place 
rules ; xavst be absolute. 

It goes to the eldest son, with only one 
member in a generation. 

Lineage Papers 

By Emily Hagar York — Gouverneur Morris Chapter 

In the year 17 JO, over two hundred 
years ago, there was born in Simsbury, 
Conn., a little boy whom they called 
Jonas Adams. His parents were among 
the first settlers of this country. They 
were descended from a long line of 
English ancestors and also were of the 
same family of Adams as the President, 
John Quiney Adams. 

In 1736 this Jonas Adams -married 
Elizabeth Sexton. In looking back over 
six generations of his descendents to the 
present day, we find that this Jonas 
Adams was my ancestor; my great- 
great grandfather. In 1740 he was lo- 
cated in New York City, on Williams 
street and was a physician. He had 
two sons, Jonas and John, both Civil 
Engineers and Surveyors. This John 
was my great-grandfather. He was 
married in 17 G5 to Charity Smith and 
located in Dutchess County, New York, 
where a tract * of land was granted to 
him. This deed or grant of land with 
King George's Seal on it, having been 
kept- in the family so many years, is con- 
sidered a very valuable heirloom. On 
this land John Adams settled and had 
a number of slaves (there being about 
15,000 slaves at that time held in bond- 
age in New York State). In 1775 John 
Adams' wife died and he returned to 
New York City and entered the Con- 
tinental Army as a Captain at the begin- 
ning of the Revolutionary War. He 
served under Generals Washington, Put- 
nam and Lee. He was promoted to the 
rank of Major and belonged to General 
Washington's staff. He rendered val- 
uable aid to General Washington and 
our country as Civil Engineer and Sur- 
veyor also in the Commissary Depart- 
ment, but would not accept any pay for 
his services in the Army. 

During Major Adams' service in the 
Army, he was again married in 1778 
to Mary Townsend of Oyster Bay, Long 

Island. From extracts from her letters 
we gather the following facts: '/When 
I first saw John Adams he was 
called Major Adams and carried a 
sword. He had command of the Ar- 
tificers who constructed the Chevaux- 
de-frise on the Hudson River, and su- 
perintended the laying of the Cable 
Chain across the Hudson River, to pre- 
vent the Brittish Fleet from getting 
by. It was constructed by command 
of the Committee of Safety of the 
Prvoincial Congress. At the old Home- 
stead of my great-grandmother's family, 
the Townsends, at Oyster Bay, can 
be seen a piece of this cable chain. 
Also at this same Colonial Homestead 
Major Andre was a visitor a few days 
before his capture. Major Adams was 
one of the Army officers who witnessed 
the execution of Major Andre. Just 
before the execution, Major Andre's hat 
was removed and handed to Major 
Adams who held it during the execution. 
Major Adams served through; the Rev- 
olutionary War until the troops were 
disbanded. He was then appointed 
''Superintendent of Mechanics" and 
superintended the building of the Sol- 
diers' Barracks at Fishkill. In 1790 
he became one of the first settlers and 
incorporators of the town and village 
of Plattsburg, N. Y., and for his share 
in the corporation received 1600 acres 
of land. He built a residence on Cum- 
berland Head, six miles from Plattsburg, 
and here brought his family and slaves. 
This is a very historic spot. Adjoining 
Major Adams' land w T ere the Home- 
steads of General Woolsey and General 
Moore, also the Commodore McDonough 
farm of 200 acres, presented to that hero 
of the battle of Plattsburg by the Gov- 
ernment. Near by is the old fort built 
by General Izard, assisted by Major 
Adams and others. This fort was used 
in the battle of Plattsburg. The first 


cannoD ball fired from the British Fleet 
in that battle was fired at this fort and 
struck near Major Adams' house. Ooe 
of his slaves "Old Pete," saw where it 
struck and afterwards obtained it. This 
cannon ball is now among our family 
relics. Major Adams died in 1S23 and 
is buried in the old family burial 
ground near his home. His slaves were 
not allowed to be buried in the family 
burial ground, but were buried by an 
old stone wail near. 

The widow of Major Adams applied 
for a pension in 1S37, which was granted. 
Also the United States Government gave 
Major Adams, for his service in the 
War, 500 acres of land in the Western 
part of the State, near Rochester, then 
a wilderness. 

Sarah, Major Adams' daughter, born 
in 1791, married in 1S13, Luther Hagar 
of Middlebnry, Vermont. They were 
my grand-parents and lived in the old 
Adams' Homestead. There my father, 
Charles Luther Hagar. was born in 1819 
and married in 1839, Elizabeth Annable 
•of Saratoga, granddaughter of Ephraim 
Annable and Jacob Esmond, early set- 
tlers of Saratoga. My grandfather 
bought the General Woolsey Homestead 
and estate of a hundred acres, and gave 
it to my father as a wedding present in 
1838. It was a very large house, built 
after the old Dutch style, with sloping 
roofs which formed the verandas, with 
gable windows, arched doorways and 
old. Dutch doors with brass knockers, 
and spacious halls and large fire places. 
The estate also had "quarters" which 
General Woolsey's slaves had formerly 

occupied. It was in this Homestead thai 
I was born. There was ranch in my 
childhood to impress my mind with the 
stories aud traditions of these old Revo- 
lutionary heroes, and their times, who 
had formerly occupied these hemes, and 
the past was so vividly connected with 
the present, that 1 have always felt that 
I was truly a "Daughter of the Revo- 

In the war of 1860, my father was ap- 
pointed Chaplain of the 118th Regt., 
N. Y. State Volunteers. He inherited 
the spirit of his grandfather, Major 
Adams, and served from the beginning 
of the war until it ended. 

The old Homestead of Major Adams 
is now a hundred and twenty-six year?; 
old, and is at present owned and occu- 
pied by the 5th generation of his de- 
scendants. It contains many relies of 
"Ye olden times." Only one of his 
many grandchildren is now living. Mrs. 
Maria Board man Ross, a member of 
Saranac Chapter D. A. R. ; Piattsburg, 
N. Y. 

The Motto on the Adams'* Coat of 
Arms is 

1 'Sub, Cruse, Salus." 

(Under the Cross there si safety.) 

"In the upper part of a Gothic win- 
dow, on the Southeast side of Tideham 
Church, near Chopston, England, the 
name 'Jhes Ap Adams' 1310 in old 
English and Arms are still (1851) to 
be found beautifully executed in stained 
glass of great thickness and in perfect 

'As there were three other John Adam? living in 
Dutchess Co., he changed the spelling of his nan.e 
to Addoins for his own identification — In old deeds 
it is Addoins (Indexed Adams). 

In M 


Mrs. Clarke Pickenpaugh (Alary Evans), 
a charter member of Col. John Evans Chapter 
of Morgantown, W. "Va., died on May 12, 1914. 
Mrs. Pickenpaugh was a devoted and faith- 
ful member cf the chapter; a gifted cultured 
woman, whose companionship was a real pleas- 
ure and a source of uplift. She war? a great 
granddaughter of the K evolutionary hero for 
whom the chapter was nam-d. 

MsS. Cornelia Vvilliams Perry, a charter 
member of Elizabeth Porter Putnam Chapter, 
Putnam. Conn., died on June 13, 1913, after 
a long illness. Mrs. Perry, daughter of Col. 
Calvin D. Yv .dii&ms and Marcia Gilbert Wil« 
Hems, was born, in Pomiret, Conn., 

Mrs. Emily Cutler Chamberlain, died at 
the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Ping- 



ham, Melrose Highlands, Mass., on December 
28, 1013. Mrs. Chamberlain was born in Lex- 
ington, September 10, 1S13, the daughter of 
John and Almira (Flagg) Cutler. She was 
the granddaughter of Thomas Cutler of Lex- 
ington, a Minute Man. 

She enjoyed the distinction of being the old- 
est resident in Melrose and was a member of 
Old State House Chapter. The chapter cele- 
brated her centenary in September by the 
presentation of a silver spoon through. the. re- 
gent, Mrs. Shumway. Until within a very few 
years, Mrs. Chamberlin has led a very active 
life, retaining her eyesight and her other 
faculties until past the age of four score years 
and ten, so that she was able to do- the finest 
embroidery, originating her own designs. One 
of the pleasantcst recollections of her child- 
hood was of General Lafayette's visit to Lex- 
ington in 1825, she having been one of the 
band of children to strew flowers in front of 
his carriage. 

Pittsburgh Chapter reports with regret, the 
loss of the following members by death during 
the past year: 

Mrs. Annie Denny Corcoran, January 8, 

Mrs. Mary Hamilton Crowley Bingey 
Hall, April 19, 1913. 

Mrs. Maky Agnes Whitehill, July 22, 

Mrs. Eleanor Pendleton Palmer Horne, 
August 27, 1913. 

Mrs. Margaret Ketler Gilson, September 
19, 1913. 

Mrs. Eliza M'arlin Clark Neal, Novem- 
ber 6, 1913. 

Mrs. Jennie Boas "Wood, December 14, 

Mrs. Howard C. Park, a member of Colum- 
bus Chapter, Columbus, Ohio, died on January 
14, 1914, after a long illness. Mrs. Park's 
Revolutionary ancestor was George Ebey of 

Mrs. Katherine Jane Kimball Ballou, 
wife of John Q. A. Ballou, of San Jose, Cali- 
fornia, died on January 14, 1914, at Palo Alto, 
California. Mrs. Ballou was born in Clare- 
mont, N. H., the daughter of Timothy D. Kim- 
ball and his wife Alice Jane Mann, and was 
descended from Lieut. Seth Mann, of Massa- 
chusetts and Dr. Edward Ainsworth of Con- 
necticut. She was a charter member of As- 
cutney Chapter, Windsor, Vt. 

Mrs. Bertha Leona Milliard, wife of the 
Rev. W. B. Milliard, and daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. George- Talcott, died at her home in 
Morgan Park, III,, on January 7. 1914 ; of 
scarlet fever, in her 3ist year. She was a 
member of Genesee Chapter, Geneseo, 111., and 
her passing is deeply regretted. 

Hands Cove Chapter, Shorebam, Vt., an- 
nounces with regret the death of the follow- 
ing members: Miss Ermia M. Sanders, who 
died on August 23, 1913, and Mrs. Jane Ray 
Bottum, who died on February 18, 1914. 

Miss Clementine Taggart, Resent of 
Wooster- Wayne Chapter, of Wooster, Ohio, died 
on April 2, 1914. She had held the office of Re- 
gent for seven years and was one of the chap- 
ter's charter members. 

Mrs. Leora Starring Horton, wife of 
Charles C. Horton, died March 7, 1914. She 
was a charter member of Maj. Benjamin Bos- 
worth Chapter, Silver Creek, W. Y., and will be 
sadly missed by family, friends and fellow 

The Machwinilusing Chapter of Wyalusing, 
Pa., records with sorrow the death of Mrs. 
Minnie Terry Overton, which occurred March 
S, 1914. This is the first break in the chapter's 
membership. Mrs. Overton was a descendant of 
seven Revolutionary ancestors on her father's 
side, Uriah Terry, Parshall Terry, Sr., Jona- 
than Terry, Daniel Pratt, Si., Ebenezer Lacy. 
Jr., Isaac Lacy, Amos Northrup. 

Mrs. Lucy Cabell Roller, wife of Gen. John 
E. Roller, died at her home in Harrisonburg, 
Virginia, on February 7, 1914. Mrs. Roller was 
the daughter of Patrick Henry Cabel] and Eliza- 
beth Eubank, both members of prominent Vir- 
ginia families. She was born at "Inglewood," 
the family estate in Nelson County. She was 
affiliated with the Colonial Dames, the Daugh- 
ters of Confederacy, and Massanutton Chapter. 
Daughters of the American Revolution, of 
which she was the registrar. 

Mrs. Emily Fish Denison No yes, wife of 
the late George W. Noyes, died on Wednesday, 
March 2-5, 1914, at her home in Mystic, Conn., 
at the age of 83 years. She was one of the 
first to enroll her name as a charter member of 
the Fanny Ledyard Cnapter, and it can be truly 
said of her that she was a loyal Daughter, 
staunch friend, and a devout Christian. Also 
deeply interested in charitable works which 
were quietly and efficiently carried out. 

Mrs. Marie Antoinette Baker Thomas, a 
member of Oberlin Chapter, of Oberlin, O., died 
on February 16, 1914. She was born in Fay- 
ette, Ohio, September 18, 1838, and in 1864 
was married to Dr. Denison C. Thomas, for 
years President of one of the Pennsylvania 
State Normal Schools and later president of 
Adrian College, Adrian, Mich., until his death, 
in 1901. Both Dr. and Mrs. Thomas were early 
graduates of Adrian. Mrs. Thomas is survived 
by three daughters: Mrs. Howard Huckins, 
Oberlin, Ohio; Mrs. William Henry Shaffer, 
North Manchester, Indiana: Mrs. Charles H. 
Browning. Oberlin. Also by a sister, Mrs. C. 
D. Fuller, Wanncta, Nebraska, and two brothers, 
Mr. Asa L. Baker, Oakland, CaL, and U. S. Dis- 
trict Judge John H. Baker, Goshen, Ind. 

In Memory of 

Mrs. Ellen Louise Axson Wilsi 

Wife of 

©draw Wilson 

President of the United States 

Died August 6th, 1914 

The heart of American womanhood is stirred to its 
depths by the loss of the splendid and good woman who 
held so exalted a place in our Nation. 

High as fs the honor of being the first lady in this 
great land — the gifted wife of a distinguished man — 
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson graced the position she held 
and her beautiful exemplification of the highest type 
of womanhood has left an example that will prove an 
influence of good forever. 

Mrs. Wilson possessed the atmosphere of repose and 
simplicity that is given only to the really great in spirit, 
mind and heart. A strong, sweet woman, a woman of 
infinite charm and grace has left to mankind the 
memory of the greatest thing in life — a true and beauti- 
ful character. 

President-General, N. S. D. A. R. 


The National Society of the 

Daughters of the American Revolution 

Headquarters Memorial Continental Hall, Seventeenth and D Streets, N. W., 

Washington, D. C. 

Rational Poarti of iHanagement 

President General 

237 West End Ave., New York, N. Y., and Memorial Continental Hall, Washington, D. C. 

Vice-Presidents General 

(Term of office expires 1915.) 
Mrs. John Van Landingham, Mrs. Allen Putnam Perley, 

500 East Ave,, Charlotte, N. C. tl Greystone, ' ' Vallamont, Williamsport, Pa. 

Mrs. R. H. Cunningham, Mrs. Ben F. Gray, Jr., 

139 S. Main .St., Henderson, Ky. 5955 Clemens Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 

Mrs. Thomas Day, Miss Harriet I. Lake, 

580 Poplar St., Memphis, Tenn. Independence, Iowa. 

Mrs. Thomas Kite, Mrs. John Lee Dinwiddle, 

Chelsea Place, Delhi, Cincinnati, Ohio. Fowler, Ind. 

Mrs. Rhett Goode, Mrs. John F. Swift, 

60 St. Emanuel St., Mobile, Ala. 2715 Benvenue Ave., Berkeley, Calif. 

(Term of office expires 1916.) 

Mrs. George Maynard Minor, Mrs. George T. Smallwood, 

Waterford, Conn. 3520 Ave. of Presidents, Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Joseph S. Wood, Mrs. Samuel W. Jamison, 

135 S. 2nd Ave., Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 1016 Franklin Road, Roanoke, Va. 

Mrs. Eliza Ferry Leary, Mrs. Charles R, Davis, 

1551 10th Ave. N., Seattle, Wash. St. Peter, Minn. 

Mrs. Charles Clemence Abbott, Mrs. Edmund F. Noel, 

Washington St., Keene, N. H. Lexington, Mi3s. 

Mrs. Alvin V. Lane, Mrs. William H. Crosby, 

2505 Maple Ave., Dallas, Texas. 1042 Main St., Racine, Wis. 

Chaplain General 

Mrs. Mary S. Locetwqod, 
The Columbia, Washington, D. C. 

Recording Secretary General Corresponding Secretary General 

Mrs. William C. Boyle, Mrs. Julius C. Burrows, 

Memorial Continental Hall, Memorial Continental Hall, 

Washington, D. C. Washington, D. C. 

Organizing Secretary General Registrar General 

Mrs. Henry L. Mann, Mrs. Gaius M. Brumbaugh, 

Memorial Continental Hall, Memorial Continental Hall, 

Washington, D. C. Washington, D. C. 

Treasurer General Historian General 

Mrs. Joseph E. Ransdell, Mrs. Charles Wesley Bassett, 

Memorial Continental Hall, Memorial Continental Hall, 

Washington, D. C. Washington, D. C. 

Director General in Charge of Report to Smithsonian Institution 

Mrs. Edward Orton, Jr., 
The Lincoln, Columbus, Ohio. 

Librarian General 

Mrs. Georce M. Sternberg, 
Memorial Continental Hall, Washington, D. C. 


State Regents and State Vice-Regents 1914-15 

ALABAMA Mrs. Joseph V. Allen, 1006 Crescent Ave., Birmingham. 

Mrs. John G. "Winter, Montgomery. 
ARIZONA Mrs. Harry L. Chandler, Mesa. 

Mrs. Will C. Barnes, 844 N. 5th Ave., Phoenix 
ARKANSAS Mrs. Samuel S. Wassell, 107 E. 8th St., Little Rock. 

Miss Stella Pickett Hardy, Batesville. 
CALIFORNIA Mrs. Maynard Force Thayer, 651 S. Pasadena Ave., Pasadena. 

Mrs. John C. Lynch, 1S4S University Ave., Berkeley. 
COLORADO Mrs. WiSFlELD S. Tarbell, 1645 Vine St., Denver. 

Mrs. W. H. Clatworthy, 207 E. Piatt Ave., Ft. Morgan. 
CONNECTICUT- Mrs. John Laidlaw Btjel, Litchfield. 

Mrs. Charles H. Bissell, Southington. 
DELAWARE Mrs. George C. Hall, St. John's Rectory, 2300 Boulevard, Wilmington 

Mrs. George H. Hall, Mil ford. 
DIST. OF COLUMBIA.Mrs. Frank F. Greenawalt, 1719 Lanier Place, Washington. 

Miss Janet E. Richards, The Olympia, Washington. 
FLORIDA Mrs. Glenville C. Frissell, Box 264, Miami. 

Mrs. M. W. Carruth, 412 W. Lafayette St., Tampa, 
GEORGIA t Mrs. Thadeus C. Parker, Ingleside, Vineville, Macon. 

MRS. Alexander O. Harper, Dewyrose, Eiberton. 
IDAHO Mrs. Charles W. Pursell, Hurtt Apts. No. 4, Boise. 

Mrs. Ward Stone, Caldwell. 
ILLINOIS Mrs. George T. Page, 127 Flora Ave.. Peoria. 

Mrs. Frank W. Bahnsen, 723 20th St., Rock Island. 
INDIANA Mrs. Frances Haberly-Robertson, Spy Run Road, Ft. Wayne. 

Mrs. William A. Cullop, Vincennes. 
IOWA Mrs. Robert J. Johnston, Humboldt. 

Mrs. D. A. Collier, 326 Fulton St., Keokuk. 
KANSAS Mrs. George Thacher Guernsey, Ridgewood, Independence. 

Mrs. Wtlliam R. Van Tuyl, 310 5th Ave., Leavenworth. 
KENTUCKY Mrs. Walter S. Glore, Danville. 

Mrs. James W. Caperton, Richmond. 
LOUISIANA Mrs. William W. Wallis, 1302 Washington Ave., New Orleans. 

Mrs. Tiley H. Scovell, 1002 Olive St., Shreveport. 
MAINE Mrs. William C. Robinson, North Anson. 

Mrs. Charles W. Steele, Farmington. 
MARYLAND Mrs. Robert G. Hogan, Catonsville. 

Mrs. Robert A. Welsh, Millersville. 
MASSACHUSETTS ...Mrs. George O. Jenkins, 28 Warren A-ve., Whitman. 

Mrs. Charles G. Chick, 1426 River St., Hyde Park. 
MICHIGAN Mrs. Arthur Maxwell Parker, 1691 Jefferson Ave., Detroit. 

Mrs. Harvey J. Campbell, 529 Pipestone St., Benton Harbor. 
MINNESOTA Mrs. George C Squires, 698 Oakland Ave., St. Paul. 

Mrs. Samuel M. Dick, 302 Grove St., Minneapolis. 
MISSISSIPPI Mrs. Andrew Fuller Fox, "Elm View," West Point. 

Mrs. Thomas Franklin, 1018 3rd Ave., W., Columbus. 
MISSOURI ..Mrs. Mark S. Salisbury, Independence. 

Mrs. Herbeet A. Owen, 1027 Henry St.. St. Joseph. 
MONTANA Mrs. Edward A. Morley, 15 S. Benton Ave., Helena. 

Mrs. Charles A. Blackburn, 804 W. Silver St., Butte. 
NEBRASKA Mrs. Warren Perry, 815 4th St., Fairbury. 

Mrs. C. H. Aull, 3120 Woolworth Ave., Omaha. 

NEVADA Miss Bird M. Wilson, Goldfield. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE ...Mrs. Charles C. Goss. 10 Lexington St., Dover. 

• *•- ' -'---.;>-;*•* Miss Annie Wallace, Rochester. 
NEW JERSEY Mrs. George W. Gedney, 50 Montclair Ave., Montclair. 

Mrs. William D. Sherrerd, Highland Ave., Haddonfield. 
NEW MEXICO Mrs. Singleton M. Ashenfelter, Silver City. 

Mrs. Wh.liam H, Pope, Santa Fe. 

NEW YORK Mrs. Willard S. Augsbuey, Antwerp. 

'v V rvT*s**~ r . ...-■. Mrs. Charles Fred Boshart, Orchard Place, Lowville. 

NORTH CAROLINA ..Mrs. William N. Reynolds, 644 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem. 

Mrs. Arthuk Lillington Smith, 702 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 
OHIO Mrs. Kent Hamilton, 2317 Scottwood Ave., Toledo. 

Mrs. Austin C. Brant, 848 N. Market St., Canton. 


OKLAHOMA Mrs, J. D. Hail, 1325 S. Cheyenne Ave., Tuka. 

Mrs. Wit. O. Beall, Muskogee. 
OKEGON Mas. John F. Beaumont, 481 L. 50th St. N., Portland 

M&S. James N. Davis, 8G1 Hawthorne Ave., Portland. 
PENNSYLVANIA Miss Emma L. Crowell, Oak Lane, Philadelphia. 

Mrs. Anthony Wayne Cook, Hotel Schenley, Pittsburgh. 
RHODE ISLAND Mas. Cloyis H. Bowen, 74 Walcot.t St., Pawtucket. 

Mrs. George J. Arnold, 45 Warwick Ave., Edgewood. 
SOUTH CAROLINA ..Mrs. Feed H. Calhoun, Clemso.n College. 

Mrs. Hugh L. McColl, Beniaettsville. 
SOUTH DAKOTA Mrs. Edward B. Keator, 907 Park St., Wate.rtown. 

Miss E. St. Clair Snyder, 617 2d St., Watertown. 
TENNESSEE Mrs. George W. Baxter, Knoxville. 

Mrs. Hallum W. Goodlee, Bells. 
TEXAS Mrs. Andrew Eose, 821 Olive St., Texarkana. 

Mrs. Charles E. Kelly', 900 Mesa Ave., El Paso. 
UTAH Mrs. Mary M. F. Allen, P. O. Bos A, Park City. 

Mrs. L. C Miller, 943 E. 1st South St., Salt Lake City. 
VERMONT Mrs. Perley Hazen, 5 Highland Ave., St. Johnsbury. 

Mrs. E. R. Pember, Wells. 
VIRGINIA Mrs. J. F. Maupin, 42 N. Court St., Portsmouth. 

Mrs. William A. Smoot, 1111 Oronoeo St., Alexandria. 
WASHINGTON Mrs. Henry McCleary, McCleary. 

Mrs. J. W. McIntosh, 1911 9th Ave., Spokane. 

WEST VIRGINIA Mrs. William H. Smith, The Snuggery, Parkersburg. 

-.-»•*• Mrs. Charles R. Wilson, 1400 5th Ave., Huntington. 
WISCONSIN ..-?...... Mrs. Edwin H. Van Ostrand, 139 Langdon St., Madison. 

Mrs. John P. Hume, 358 Eoval Place, Milwaukee. 
WYOMING Mrs. Henry B. Patten, 1654 Park Road, Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Frank W. Mondell, New Castle. 
ORIENT Mrs. Charles Sumner Lobingier, c/o Judge Lobingier, Shanghai, China. 

Honorary Officers Elected for Life 

Honorary Presidents General 

Mrs. John W. Foster, . Mrs. Donald McLean, 

Mrs. Daniel Manning, Mrs. Matthew T. Scott. 

Honorary President Presiding 

Mrs. Mary V. E. Cabell. 

Honorary Vice-Presidents General 

Mrs. Ellen Hardin Walworth, 1894. Mrs. Helen M. Boynton, 1906. 

Mrs. A. Howard Clark, 1895. Mrs. Sara T. Kinney, 1910. 

Mrs. Augusta Danforth Geer, 1896. Mrs. J. Morgan Smith, 1911. 

Mrs. Mildred S. Mathes, 1899. Mrs. Theodore C. Bates, 1913. 

Mrs. Mary S. Lock wood, 1905. Mrs. E. Gaylord Putnam, 1913. 

Mrs. William Lindsay, 1906. Mrs. Wallace Delafield, 1914. 

Mrs. Drayton W. Bushnell, 1914. 




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D. A. E. Attend Celebration of Star Spangled Banner Centenary 167 

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Daughters of the 

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Vol. XLV. No. 4 

October, 1914 

Whole No. 267 

Daughters of the American Revolution Attend 
the Celebration Star-Spangled Banner 


During the week devoted to the cele- 
bration of the centenary of the writing 
of the "Star-Spangled Banner," at 
Baltimore, the famous old city was vis- 
ited by many members of the National 
Society, but interest centered on the 
day set apart for the Daughters, Thurs- 
day, September 10, which was marked 
by a large breakfast given in honor of 
the President General, Mrs. William 
dimming Story, at the Hotel Belvedere, 
and the unveiling of the Francis Scott 
Key memorial tablet at Fort Mcllenry. 

Not only was the breakfast a brilliant 
success in itself, but it gained in im- 
portance when the Daughters of the 
American Revolution present pledged 
themselves to unite in assisting the Red 
Cross Society in its work in helping the 
sick and wounded soldiers on the other 
side of the Atlantic. Among the guests 
were Gov. Phillips Lee Goklsbo rough. 
Judge Henry Stockb ridge, Mrs. Phillips 
Lee Goldsborough, Mrs. James H. Pres- 
ton, Mrs. Robert G. Hogan, State re- 
gent of the D. A. R. ; Mrs. William 
Gerry Slade of New York, President 
National of the United States Daughters 
of the War of 1812; Mrs. Clarence L. 
Bleakley, President General of the 
Daughters of the Revolution; Mrs. 

George T. Guernsey, State regent of 
Kansas; Miss Louise Edge, First Vice- 
President of the LTnited States Daugh- 
ters of the War of 1812; Mrs. Hester 
Dorsey Richardson, State historian of 
Maryland; Mrs. Joseph E. Ransdell, 
Treasurer General of the D. A. R. ; Mrs. 
Robert A. Welsh, Mrs, Edwin Brevitt, 
Mrs. Adam Denmead, Mrs. Frank J. 

Parran, Mrs. Tozier, of Ohio : Mrs. 

Charles T. Marsden, Mrs. William F. 
Rogers, Mrs. Charles W. Richardson, of 
Washington, D. C. ; Miss Elizabeth 
Chew Williams, Mrs. Reuben Beaman, 
of Cincinnati, 0. ; Mrs. Arthur Lee Bos- 
ley, Mrs. Frank H. Markell, Mrs, Lilly 
Tyson Elliott, Mrs. Towson Scott, of 
Washington, D. C. ; Mrs. Oscar Leser, 
Mrs. Felix Agnus, Miss D. G. Fulton, 
Mrs. Weems Ridout, of Annapolis, Md.; 
Mrs. J. W. S. Cochrane, of Cumberland, 
Md. ; Mrs. W. II. Talbott, of Rockville, 
Md.; Mrs. Eric Bergland. Mrs. Calvin 
F. Troupe, Miss Sarah H. Custis, Mrs. 
John D. Wright, Mrs. William A. Buck- 
ingham, Mrs. Samuel H. Barker and 
Mrs. Jere Williams Lord. 

Mrs. James IT. Patton, of Baltimore, 
was chairman of the committee in 
charge of the affair. . 

Short speeches were made by Gover- 
nor Goldsborough, Judge Stoekbridge, 

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Mrs. Ransdell, Mrs. Richardson and Mrs. 
Hogan, followed by the President Gen- 
eral, Mrs. Story, who said in part: 

"Daughters have written to me from 
all over the land urging that we may 
use our efforts for universal peace. 

"Our efforts must always go for 
peace. If we cannot discuss the war 
moderately we must not discuss it at all. 
We must follow the instructions of our 
President and maintain neutrality. I 
saw President Wilson in Washington 
yesterday and he assured me, in assist- 
ing the Red Cross, the women of this 
country will have done their duty." 

After the breakfast the Daughters and 
special guests went to historic Fort Mc- 
Henry, where the tablet presented by the 
Maryland Daughters was unveiled. 

The tablet shows in bronze a profile 
of Francis Scott Key and is placed in 
one of the ramparts. 

The exercises, though brief, were 
very impressive. The invocation was 
pronounced by the Rev. Dr. Arthur B. 
Kinsolving, rector of St. Paul's Epis- 
copal Church of Baltimore, after- which 
Mrs. Robert G. Hogan, State regent of 
Maryland, introduced Mrs. Story, who 
made a short address in which she paid 
tribute to three interesting topics of the 
day — the Star Spangled Banner, Fran- 
cis Scott Key and Maryland. Mrs. Story 
was followed by Governor Goldsborough, 
who said : 

"On behalf of the people of Maryland. 
I thank this society for the tablet here 
placed to the memory of one., of Mary- 
land's immortals, Francis Scott Key. 

"Thus, is here erected a shrine — 
where liberty-loving people may gather, 
where the child may be taught what the' 
love of liberty is; how it was accom- 
plished and by whom, and what it has 
done to produce a nation of great 

"In life's race, in this age of prog- 
ress, when hope and ambition seem to be 
centered on future accomplishment: 
when the question is, What of tomor- 
row? — we are prone to lose sight of what 
was done yesterday. The past is gone. 

But for that past — its history, its men 

and their deeds — how could we point to 
so glorious a present and express hope 
for an even more glorious future? Thus 
the debt of yesterday must be paid by 
the people of today, and that debt here 
and now we are striving to discharge. 
One cannot escape the thought that it 
is more than a coincidence that this cele- 
bration is being held and this tablet 
erected to the patriot who sang the 
sweetest song of liberty that ever es- 
caped the lips of man, at a time when a 
great foreign war is being waged — t he- 
like of which history does not tell us. 
We reverently bow the head in prayer 
to the Divine Ruler, and in silence be- 
seech Him to put into the hearts of our 
brothers across the seas that love of 
peace which will stay the hand of con- 
flict and death, and bring the nations 
so engaged back to a full realization of 
the blessings of life, liberty and pur- 
suit of happiness." 

The tablet was unveiled by Miss Alice 
Key Blunt, great granddaughter of the 
famous poet. 

Mayor Preston was unable to be pres- 
ent and the tablet was accepted for the 
city by A. B. Bibbins, of the Centennial 
Commission. Mrs. Hester Dorsey Rich- 
ardson gave an interesting historical 

One of the events not on the program 
was a speech by John Ross Key, the 
grandson of Francis Scott Key. His ad- 
dress was patriotic in its tone and he 
was applauded for several minutes at 
the conclusion of his speech. 

At the close of the exercises the band 
played the "Star-Spangled Banner." 
The audience stood up and sang the na- 
tional anthem. Later a reception in the 
enclosure of what is called the "Star 
Fort" marked the close of a day to be 
remembered by all who attended for its 
historic interest and the extreme beauty 
of the weather. 

While the unveiling exercises were 
in. progress a battalion of jackies from 
the warships drilled on the grounds. 

Francis Scott Key's Memory 
Honored at Home 

September 12, the anniversary of the 
writing of the "Star-Spangled Banner,'' 
was observed by the Daughters of the 
American Revolution of the District of 
Columbia by a flag-raising at the old 
home of Francis Scott Key in George- 
town, the flag being the gift of the State 
Historic Committee of the District, of 
which Mrs. Horace P. Mcintosh is chair- 

In spite of threatening weather quite 

of our national anthem to the American 

Mrs. Greenawalt spoke as follows : 
"It was just one hundred years ago 
today that Francis Scott Key left this 
house, his home, to go upon a mission of 
unselfish intent — to perform a noble 
act of self-sacrifice, to go to the aid of 
a friend in peril. He went willingly, 
fearlessly, for Key was one of those 
'who loved his fellow-men.' 

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Ho,me of Francis Scott Key, from a Painting from Memory by His Grandson, 

John Eoss Key. 

a crowd gathered at the historic spot. 
The invocation was pronounced by the 
Reverend John T. Huddle, and Mrs. 
Horace P. Mcintosh, State historian of 
the District, introduced Mrs. Frank 
Foster Greenawalt, State regent of the 
District and known locally as the "Key 
Lady," for her work in the attempt 
made to save the old home of the writer 

"The story is a familiar one, but have 
we realized, fully, the grave dangers 
attending this journey and the courage 
necessary- to attempt it? It was war 
time, the war of 1812, and the friend 
was a prisoner aboard a vessel of tfce 
British fleet near Baltimore. Francis 
Scott Key went to his rescue, approach- 
ing the enemy's fleet in a small boat, 


risking his liberty, his life. We are re- 
minded of the words, 'Greater love hath 
no man than this, that a man lay down 
his life for his friend.' Key was made 
a prisoner and witnessed aboard the Bri f - 
ish vessel the bombardment of Fort Mc- 
Hcnry. We may picture his fearful anx- 
iety as, throughout that long night, he 
paced the deck, and we may imagine the 
deep thrill of patriotic fervor he experi- 
enced as he saw by the 'Dawn's early 
light' that the. beloved 'flag was still 
there.' It was then that our national 
anthem was born — his immortal poem, a 
song breathing the spirit of freedom 
from despotic power, a song of freedom 
of land, of men, of souls— a song of 
individual liberty, of the rights of 

""We are here today, at the portal of 
the house which was his home, to honor 
the memory of Francis Scott Key, to 
celebrate by a loving tribute the one 
hundredth anniversary of his journey 
from this house and of the writing of 
the 'Star-Spangled Banner.' With the 
exception of his burial place, this spot 
appeals to us as being the most hal- 
lowed associated with the memory of 
Francis Scott Key. This was his liome, 
where most of his lift- was spent — nearly 
all of his happy married life, for it was 
here he brought his young bride in 1802. 
His eleven children were born within 
these walls. 

"The old Colonial mansion has been 
remodeled for business use. From where 
we stand today not a trace of its former 
architectural beauty is visible, but, en- 
tering the building, we discover that the 
original walls are standing, containing 
in the side and rear the old Colonial 
windows. The foundation walls are the 
same, and in the basement, which was 








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Mrs. Frank F. Greexawalt, 
State Regent of the District of Columbia. 

the family dining room, we find the 
original partitions, windows and door- 
ways. Here stowed away is the Colo- 
nial stairway. Surely there is enough 
left of the old home, and the spirit of 
the past 'to hallow us here.' 

"Until two years ago the old home 
was in the care . of the Francis Scott 
Key Memorial Association. Among the 
active officers were Admiral Dewey, 
Rear Admiral Schley and F. S. Key 
Smith, a grandson of the poet. The 
house was kept open to the public with 
the hope of obtaining funds to purchase 
and preserve the house as a sacred relic 
to the American people. The plan was 
the same as the one successful in sav- 
ing the Betsy Ross house in Philadel- 
phia. But here it failed and now only 
parts of the old home remain. 

"We, the Daughters of the American 
Revolution, are to make here today a 
beautiful and touching tribute to the 
memory of Francis Scott ¥ey. We are 
to place, with loving hands upon this 
sacred spot, the flag we loved so well, 


pledging ourselves to see that 'its broad 
stripes and bright stars'" shall always 
be here ro catch the 'dawn's early light* 
and the "twilight's last gleaming/ '" 

Colonel Frederick C. Bryan, presi- 
dent of the Sons of the American Re vo- 
lution of the District, told the history 
of the writing of the anthem. The ilag 
was raised by Mrs. Mary Key McBlair, 
granddaughter of Francis Scott Key, 
while the 'Star Spangled Banner' was 
played by the bugler. 

Assisting at the ceremony was a de- 

tachment of Boy Scouts from Troop 51, 
under Scoutmaster Edwin L. Masch- 
meyer. Sergeant Fred Hess of the En- 
gineers' Band, Washington Barracks, 
rendered appropriate selections on the 

Mrs. Grcenawalt was chairman of the 
committee on arrangements. The com- 
mittee in charge of the meeting also in- 
dueled Mrs. H. P. Mcintosh; Mrs. J. 
Edson Briggs. Mrs. "Maude Ethell, Mrs. 
Francis M. Gregory, and Mrs. Charles 

The Johnsons of Maryland 

By Mrs. Thomas Hamer Johnston, One of Their Descendants 

The Johnsons of Maryland belong to 
an old and distinguished English family. 
For their loyalty Charles II. allowed the 
family to add a crown to their coat of 
arms. In 1585 Thomas Johnson of Great 
Yarmouth, County of Norfolk, England, 
represented Great Yarmouth in Parlia- 
ment, was bailiff of Great Yarmouth, 
1585-1590. He commanded one of the 
Yarmouth ships under Lord Howard of 
Effingham in the fight with the Grand 
Armada, 1589. His son, Thomas John- 
son, was a member of the first and sec- 
ond Virginia companies, 1606-1609 ; was 
a member of the Parliament of 1625- 
1644; commander in chief of the militia 
of Great Yarmouth, 1647-1649. His 
son, Sir James Johnson, was knighted 
by Charles II. in 1670. This Sir James. 
Johnson was the father of Thomas John- 
son, who emigrated to America from 
England, 1690. Thomas Johnson svas a 
barrister and came from Pooles, near 
Yarmouth. He held for many years a 
position of importance in the Depart- 
ment of Foreign Affairs during the reign 
of King William. ''This Thomas John- 
son was in love with Mary Baker, a 
chancery ward, with, whom he eloped, 
which was a penal o license. M They emi- 
grated to Maryland and sailed in a 
vessel commanded by Captain Roger 
Baker, Mary Baker's father. Thomas 

Johnson and his wife settled at St. Leon- 
ard's Creek, Calvert county, Maryland. 
1690. A quaint, old family record says 
'"'that Thomas Johnson trafficked with 
the Indians in furs, and that he became 
anxious to visit his country, England, 
and tried it at a great risk ; was taken a 
prisoner by the Spaniards, then at war 
with England, from whom he escaped,, 
and after considerable difficulty and de- 
tention returned in a Canadian vessel 
to Canada, having lost everything he was 
worth, and traveled on foot until he 
reached his home in Calvert county. He 
found that his wife and house had been 
burned by the Indians during his ab- 
sence. The suffering, fatigue and ex- 
haustion which he had endured had se- 
verely injured him, and he did not long 
survive his wife. " Thomas Johnson died 
1716 and was buried at St. Leonard's 
Creek. He left one child, a son, Thomas 
Johnson, born at St. Leonard's Creek 
February 19, 1702, who was married 
March 13, 1725, by the Rev. Jonathan 
Ray of Christ Church, Calvert county, 
to Dorcas Sedgwick, born November 2, 
1705, a daughter of Joshua and Eliza- 
beth Sedgwick, of Calvert county. 
Thijinas Johnson and his wife had twelve 
children. His seven sons were ail sol- 
diers or patriots in the Revolution. 
Thomas Johnson died April 12, 1777. 



His wife, Dorcas Johnson, died Dee. 4, 
1770. On what is now the farm of Mr. 
John B. Maekall at St. Leonard's Creek 
are two massive brown slabs in memory 
of Thomas and Doreas Johnson. The 
reeord of their children was given, to the 
writer's grandmother, Mary Catherine 
Johnson, wife of John Robert Dorsey, 
by her cousin, Louisa Catherine Johnson, 
who married John Quiney Adams. Mrs. 
Adams' father, Joshua Johnson, made 
out the record. 

The children of Thomas and Dorcas 
Johnson : 

Thomas, born Dec. 13, 1725, died in 
infancy. Benjamin, born July 6, 1727, 
died May, 178G ; first wife, a Hellen, sec- 
ond wife, a Backus. Mary, born May 
5, 1729, died 1801; married Walter 
Hellen of Calvert county. Rebecca, 
born Nov. 3, 1730, died 1767 ; married 
Thomas McKensie. Thomas, born Nov. 
24, 1732, died Oct. 26, 1819; married 
Feb. 16, 1766, Anne Jennings, a daugh- 
ter of Judge Thomas Jennings of An- 
napolis. Dorcas, born Oct. 7, 1731, died 
1815; married Colonel Jonas Clapham of 
Virginia. James, born Sept. 30, 1736, 
died 1809 ; married Margaret Skinner. 
Elizabeth, bom Sept. 17, 1739, died 
1806 ; married Captain George Cook, 
who commanded the Maryland ship 
''Defense" in the Revolution. Joshua, 
born June 25, 1742, died 1802 ; married 
in England to Catherine Null. John, 
born Aug. 29, 1745, died 1814 ; never 
married. Baker, born Sept. 30,. 1747, 
died June 18, 1811 ; married Dec. 9, 
1784, Catherine Worthington, a daugh- 
ter of Colonel Nicholas Worthington, an 
officer in the Revolution. Roger, born 
March 15, 1749, died 1831 ; married 
Elizabeth Thomas. 

These Johnson brothers all served 
their country. Major Benjamin John- 
son was first major in his brother's bat- 
talion of Frederick Co. Militia. Major 
Benjamin Johnson's son. Thomas John- 
son, married, a Miss Carroll, a niece 
of Archbishop Carroll. His daughter, 
Mary Johnson, was the first wife of 
Waiter Hellen. Jr. After her death he 

married Nancy Johnson, her sister. 

Dr. John Johnson was a surgeon in 
the army during the Revolution. 

Colonel James Johnson was Colonel of 
the Second Battalion of Frederick Co. 
Militia, in his brother's General Thomas 
Johnson's brigade. Colonel James John- 
son was the owner of a number of fur- 
naces both in Maryland and Virginia. 
His home in Frederick was called 

Major Roger Johnson was second 
major in Colonel James Johnson's bat- 
talion, and was one of the owners, with. 


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Ruins of Green Spring Furnace. 

his brothers, of the Catoctin iron fur- 
nace at Frederick. 

Colonel Baker Johnson was Delegate 
from the Upper District of Frederick 
County to the Maryland Convention, 
1774-75-76 ; member of the Committee 
of Correspondence for Frederick County, 
1775; also on the committee for serving 
the clothing and vietualizing the forces; 
was Colonel of the fourth battalion of 
Frederick County Militia, January 6, 
1776; transferred September 6, 1777, to 
tlie thirty-fourth battalion of Frederick 
County, which he commanded at Brandy- 
wine, Genaantown and Paoli. -Colonel 
Baker Joliiison was a distinguished 
member of the Frederick bar and served 
as one of the judges of the General 
Court. His beautiful home. "Auburn/' 


at the foot of the Catoctin mountain, is 
still standing. Baker Johnson's sword 
and his portrait are at Frederick in the 
home of one of his great-grandchildren. 
The Johnson brothers. James, Baker and 
Roger, left Calvert county about 1765 
and went to Frederick county, where 
their brother, Thomas Johnson, had 
taken up land in 17G3, but did not go 
there to live till 1775. In 1774 these 
brothers took up large tracts of land, 
and built furnaces, glass works, forges, 
etc., and furnished fifty tons of cannon 
balls and shells for the army at the 
siege of Yorktown. 
China and glass 
articles made at 
these works are 
now in the pos- 
session of their 
descendants. Josh- 
ua Johnson went 
to England some 
years before the / 
Revolution a n d [j 
married there. All f 
.his children were j 
born in London, i 
where he was liv- l| 
ing when the Avar \ 
broke out in 1775. 
He went with his 
family to Nantes. 
Finance and was 
made agent for 
Maryland during 
the R e v o 1 u - 
tion. Joshua John- 
son returned to 
London in 1782 
and was appointed 
our first consul to London, England. 
He came back to Maryland in 1797 and 
is buried with his brothers at All Saints' 
Episcopal graveyard in the old Johnson 
vault at Frederick. Joshua Johnson's 
daughter Louisa Catherine Johnson, 
born in London, February 12, 1775, 
married July 26, 1797, John Quiney 
Adams, who was afterwards the sixth 
President of the United States. It was 
at her father's home in London that she 
first met her future husband, 1794. 


Thomas Johnson, 

First Governor of Maryland and Judge of the 

Supreme Court of the United States. 

"Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams was 
the last of the women of the Revolution 
in the White House, a witty, graceful 
little person, trained to her part in for- 
eign courts,'' and considered one of the 
most highly educated women of her time. 
The Louisa Adams Chapter. D. A. R., 
of Washington City was named in 
honor of her, and formed by the writer 
some years ago. Mrs. Adams' son, John 
Quiney Adams, Jr., married his cousin 
Mary Hellen, a daughter of Walter 
Hellen, Jr., and his wife Mary Johnson, 
who was a daughter of Major Benjamin 
____ Johnson. 

Gove r n o r 
Thomas Johnson 
went from Calvert 
County to Annap- 
olis. Studied 
law and practiced 
there for s o m e 
years ; was a 
member of the 
Annapolis conven- 
tion, 17 71:; he 
moved to Freder- 
ick, 17 7 5, and 
built his home. 
"Rich Field. " 
Thomas Johnson 
was a delegate 
from Maryland to 
the Conti- 
nental Congress. 
177 5-7 7. "He 
nominated George 
Washington for 
command e r - 
in-chief of all the 
forces raised o r 
to be raised for the defense of American 
liberty, 1775." Thomas Johnson was ap- 
pointed Senior Brigadier General of the 
provincial forces, 1776. He, with the aid 
of* his brothers, James and Baker John- 
son, raised at their expense a body of 
1,S00 militiamen, which was called the 
Flying Gamp, and this regiment marched 
to Geneve) Washington's relief when he 
was retreating through New Jersey. 
When the Declaration of Independence 
was adopted, July 4, 1776, Thomas John- 



son was present and voted for the meas- 
ure, but on August 2, 1776, when the in- 
strument was signed he was absent on ac- 
count of illness in his family, and his 
name does not appear on the document. 
February 13, 1777, Thomas Johnson was 
elected the first Governor of Maryland, 
and served two years. Governor Thomas 
Johnson and General George Washing- 
ton were warm personal friends, and re- 
mained so till General Washington's 
death, as private letters show. They 
were both born in the same year and both 
of English ancestry, and they had many 
tastes in common. Thomas Johnson was 
foremost in influencing General Wash- 
ington to accept the Presidency, and 
many were the positions of honor urged 
upon him by his friend, that of Secre- 
tary of State before it was offered, to 
Jefferson, and Judge of the Supreme 
Court of the United States. This last he 
accepted and filled the place with honor. 

Thomas Johnson was appointed with 
Daniel Carroll and David Stewart a 
committee to lay out the Federal Capi- 
tal, and the city of Washington will 
ever stand a monument on its beauti- 
ful site, to these three commissioners 
who planned and laid it out. Thomas 
Johnson in 1784 formed the Potomac 
Company, in which General Washington 
was greatly interested. In closing this 
short sketch of the Johnson family, I 
would say that the Johnson brothers of 
Frederick were men of great wealth and 
contributed largely for service, not only 
for their province of Maryland, but 
their country at large. The descend- 
ants of the Johnsons intermarried with 
many of the old Colonial families of 
Maryland, among whom were the Ridge- 
lys, Goldsboroughs, Greenberrys, Grif- 
fiths, Dorseys, Worthingtons, and many 

A Letter from the President General Which 
is Self-Explanatory 

Lawrence, Long Island, 

September 6, 1914. 
Miss Alice Miner McDonald, 

Fayette, Iowa. 
My Dear Miss Miner: 

I wish to express my great appre- 
ciation of your most patriotic and prac- 
tical plan for liquidating the debt on 
Memorial Continental Hall. I am in- 
deed happy that one of our valued mem- 
bers has felt so deep an interest in 
freeing our great memorial from debt. 

As I understand your plan, it is a 
suggestion which I hope will sow the seed 
that will yield an abundant harvest. I 
particularly like it because it is prac- 
tical and because it will link closer to 
our Society that large body of members 
who are deprived of the inspiration of 
the personal association of chapter work. 
Your plan will give a particularly per- 
sonal tie in that it. is the work of an in- 
dividual. I shall be happy if other mem- 

bers-at-large will adopt your plan, which 
I append for their information. 

As a member-at-large has no chapter 
obligations or dues, she may desire to 
express her interest in the Hall by do- 
nating whatever sum she desires to 
give. This fund may be known as the 
"members-at-large fund," and many I 
hope will contribute. If every member- 
at-large in sending in her money for her 
dues would give a little additional, from 
twenty-five cents up to five dollars, to be 
applied to the same purpose, the total 
from five thousand members would be 
an item well worth having. 

Thanking you for your generous do- 
nation and the loyal spirit that has 
prompted you to suggest this plan, I am 
Faithfully yours, 

Daisy Allen Story, 
President General, X. E. D. A. R. 
(Mrs. William dimming Story.) 


Work of the Chapters 

Pasadena Chapter (Pasadena. Cat.) 
Strange to relate (in California) the 
skies were not kind for our closing meet- 
ing and picnic June 5th. Yet as each one 
strove to be cheerful, a large number 
enjoyed a. really happy luncheon hour, 
on the beautiful grounds of one of our 
handsome foot-hill homes. Though the 
family was absent, a part of the dwell- 
ing was opened for our use, and there 
we gathered for our annual meeting, 
our regent, Mrs. John D. Mersereau, in 
the chair, presiding. All matters of 
business brought up and settled in 
order. Interesting and faithful reports 
were given by ail the officers. 

The historian reported a continua- 
tion of her researches for interesting 
items concerning the ancestors of some 
of the members. 

We are quite proud to learn that we 
have among our membership descend- 
ants of Miles Standish, Timothy Dwight 
and Jonathan Edwards. Also some 
who were members of the "Boston Tea 
Party/ ' 

Our vice-regent, Mrs. Ritchey, de- 
scended from Col. Hugh Montgomery, 
famous in Revolutionary days for his 
bravery and generosity. 

Adding greatly to the interest of the 
occasion was the report given by Mrs. 
Maynard F. Thayer, of the Continental 
Congress in April, to which she was a 
delegate, and at which her recent elec- 
tion as our State regent of California 
was confirmed. 

In connection she presented to our 
chapter a historical gavel made from 
wood taken from the old home of Fran- 
cis Scott Key, and insets of historical 

The program also included a delight- 
ful letter from Miss Irene Mersereau, 
State chairman of our Magazine, who 
was a page and regent's alternate at 
the Congress. 

The work of our chapter is varied as 
we are interested in several philan- 
thropic directions; for instance, the 
Junior Republic (located a few miles 
distant), donating to them flags and 
books; also the "Day Nursery" in our 
midst; work among the Spanish, etc. 

Even in small ways we are earning 
our pledge toward the entertainment 
of D. A. R. from far and near who will 
attend the Panama-Pacific exposition 
in 1915. We are making a study of 
looking up historical points in our vi- 
cinity with a view to marking them in 
an appropriate manner. 

In many ways the year has been an 
eventful one to our chapter. Two new 
chapters have, in a way, grown out 01 
ours, as at present we have limited our 
number to 75. 

A flourishing Children's chapter has 
been organized, Mrs. Ester Mack being 
its present efficient president. 

Flag Day was suitably celebrated at 
our High School on June 12, the D. A. 
R. being rep resented by our State and 
chapter regents, the former giving a 
short talk on the origin and history of 
our beautiful flag. 

At many of our very enjoyable reg- 
ular meetings we had practical, talks 
by workers among the immigrants, and 
next year we expect to continue this 
plan and broaden it. ^Ye open our 
meetings with singing "America," and 
closing with a salute to the .flag. — 
(Mrs.) Nora Willett Spooxer, his- 

Benjamin Prescott Chapter (Fre- 
donia, N. Y.) — This chapter was or- 
ganized in 1899 and now has nearly two 
hundred members. We have had only 
one regent. Miss Prescott, as the chap- 
ter showed its appreciation of her de- 
votion to its interests by re-electing her 
each year. She has been absent since 
last October, visiting Honolulu, Cali- 



fornia, and other places on the Pacific 
Coast, but her place has been well filled 
by the first vice-regent, Mrs.' Bloss. 

We are greatly interested in the va- 
rious efforts of the Daughters in all 
parts of our land and have tried to do 
our share of the work. The Committee 
on Historical Records has recorded 
eighteen graves of Revolutionary sol- 
diers. They are working in co-operation 
with the other three chapters in this 
county, and hope to publish the list 
before long of all these sacred spots in 
Chautauqua county. 

On Memorial Day, besides placing 
the flags and wreaths on the graves of 
the Soldiers of the Revolution, the 
chapter gave, as usual, a dinner at the 
hotel to the members of Holt Post, 
G. A. R. and their wives. 

The chairman of the committee of 
arrangement for the dinner was Mrs. 
W. B. Gushing, widow of Commander 
Gushing, the naval hero who destroyed 
the Albemarle. Her two daughters as- 
sisted her, being also efficient members 
of our chapter. 

We held a picnic at Point Gratiot on 
Flag Day, and were guests one day in 
August of the Major Benjamin Bos- 
worth Chapter of Silver Creek, an out- 
ing greatly enjoyed, as we were royally 
entertained. We are trying to increase 
the number of subscriptions to the 
Daughters' Magazine, which is so val- 
uable and interesting. — (Mrs. E. A.) 
Jennie -Norton Curtis, historian. 

Elizabeth Benton Chapter (Kansas 
City, Mo.)— The Elizabeth Benton Chap- 
ter on June 30, placed the latest marker 
to a Revolutionary soldier's grave in 
this part of the state. James Crowley, 
soldier and pioneer on the outpost of 
white settlement, was well nigh for- 
gotten. Not a relative remains where 
he lived and gave the land for the cem- 
etery wherein he was buried. Even his 
tombstone was imbedded six inches be- 
neath the soil. Local history of Clay 
County, Mo., is well known for nearly 
one hundred years; and yet the oldest 
inhabitant never knew this man, who 

fought to establish our nation and later 
helped trample down the nettles of 
nature's savagery on Missouri's western 

Like raindrops in the sand the 
mother earth absorbed the mortal re- 
mains of the soldier pioneers who came 
west to locate the bounty lands of the 
nation they had created. Thanks to 
the daughters of these men the lost 
graves are being found and marked. 
Mrs. Hunter Merriwether, of the Eliza- 
beth Benton Chapter, D. A. R., and 
Mrs. Mark S. Salisbury, now Missouri's 
state regent, have been particularly dil- 
igent in action and fervent in spirit in 
finding and marking the lost graves of 
our Revolutionary soldier ancestors. 
Miss Theresa Murrell, the chapter's re- 
gent, conducted the unveiling of the 
marker to James Crowley. A remin- 
escent talk of Revolutionary graves 
marked in Missouri — more than two 
hundred of them having been found by 
the D. A. R. in the state, was given by 
Mrs. Merriwether. Rev. Ernest Craft 
spoke in reverent mood, with grateful 
sentiment of the men whose blood ce- 
mented the fabric, which w r arp and 
woop is our chiefest history. Patriotic 
songs w r ere sung, the flag was then 
withdrawn by yonng members of the 
Chapter, Miss Miriam Curtice and Miss 
Katherine Bowman. America, led by 
Mrs. Solomon Stoddard, was sung by 
the group around the grave. Miss Mur- 
rell, with a few sentences forceful and 
patriotic, ended the ceremonies. Twelve 
miles away the city of whose modernity 
our National creators never dreamed, 
awaited the trolley and automobiles of 
those who, with other and newer graves 
to decorate, had not forgotten the Rev- 
olutionary soldier in the country cem- 
etery. — Mrs. Esther Montague Winch, 

Colonial Chapter (Minneapolis, 
Minn,) has just completed its twenty- 
first year, 1914, so it is a matter of 
especial interest to summarize the work 
both patriotic and otherwise, in which 
we have engaged. From the original 


20 members in January, JS93, our num- 
ber has increased to 152, of which two 
are life members. The chapter has 
furnished one State recent to Minne- 
sota, Mrs. Cyras "W. Wells, and three 
State vice-regents. 

Twenty-seven large flags have been 
presented to various public schools and 
settlements, partly as prizes for patri- 
otic compositions ; one flag was given 
by one of our members to Sibley House, 
the State D. A. R. building ; and a large 
number of small flags have been pre- 
sented to the children at patriotic en- 
tertainments given by the chapter. 
Since 1902, twenty-nine patriotic meet- 
ings have been arranged for settle- 
ments, children's homes, and the Sol- 
diers' Home. Other kinds of patriotic 
work occurred at different years, such 
as making 130 housewives or sewing- 
kits for soldiers at Fort Leavenworth, 
$10 to Red Cross, $35 for soldiers' sup- 
plies during Spanish war, $25 toward 
keeping in order the Mary Washington 
memorial, and the presentation of pic- 
tures of George and Martha Washing- 
ton to Central High School. The 
Colonial Chapter was one of the first to 
start distinctly patriotic work in the 
public schools, has also contributed for 
several years to the Juvenile Protective 
League, assisted in the "Sane Fourth," 
has been three times represented at the 
National Conservation Congress, and, 
despite the distance, has been repre- 
sented every year at the Continental 
Congress in Washington. 

The chapter has also contributed its 
share of $200 toward the stairway and 
bronze tablet given by the Minnesota 
daughters to Continental Hall, and 
$140 toward the restoration of Sibley 
House and furnishing the Colonial 
Chapter room in this historic D. A. R. 

The meetings held each month at 
various homes are delightful in the 
program, and social intercourse. Many 
entertainments have been given to raise 
funds for our work. 

During the past year under the 

regency of Mrs. W. W. Morse, our 
meetings have been patriotic, musical 
and social, and Ave look forward to an- 
other active and enjoyable year to 
come, under our new regent, Mrs. C. II. 
Crouse. — Blanche Howard Wells, his- 

Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Chapter 
(Kalamazoo, Mich.) — The opening meet- 
ing in October celebrated the tenth an- 
niversary of the chapter. The regent, 
Miss McDuffee, presented a flag, and 
cards printed with a collect, and the 
flag salute. The subject of the year's 
work ' ' Women in the Making of Amer- 
ica 7 ' has been most ably handled by 
members of the chapter. 

During the entire year, the chapter 
has exerted every effort to prepare for 
the State Conference and the Centen- 
ary celebration of Mrs. Lucinda Hins- 
dale Stone, the latter part of Septem- 
ber. In order to raise fimds for the 
same, we have had most delightful 
"Travel Teas," a food sale; also a 
beautiful ball on Lincoln's birthday, 
which was a great success, socially and 
financially. The continued sale of 
Wedgewood plates, of Continental Me- 
morial Hall has greatly increased our 
treasury. Another source of income 
was the sale of Xmas and New Year's 
cards, composed by our former histor- 
ian, Mrs. H. B. Peck, and by Mrs. Caro- 
line Bartlett Crane, and most artis- 
tically colored by Miss Gertrude Den 
Blyker. The cards were very beautiful 
in sentiment and design, and sold very 

To the directors of the children and 
sons of the Republic Mrs. James A. 
Starkweather, much credit is due; her 
devotion and enthusiasm in the work 
has imbued a spirit of good citizenship 
and patriotism in the boys and has 
awakened much interest in the chapter 
for the welfare of the club. In July. 
Ow chapter sent the boys of the clubs 
to a camp, for about a week, under the 
supervision of a Y. M. C. A. director. 

Our usual Memorial day services 
were conducted by our chaplain, Mrs. 



Mary Hoyt, assisted by members of the 
chapter. The graves of our departed 
members, and those of Mrs. Stone, and 
Major Ransom, a Revolutionary soldier, 
were decorated with D. A. E. pennants, 
and flowers. 

Through the efforts of the Committee 
on Patriotic Education, prizes donated 
by Mrs. Quigley, one of the committee, 
for essays on Thanksgiving, and 
printed cards bearing the President's 
Proclamation, were given to the school 
children by the chapter. 

Donations to charities have been 
generous; we have given the sum of 
$50 to the Children and Sons of the 
Republic work, $40 toward the Philipino 
scholarships, and $112 to the Penny-a- 
day Memorial Continental Hall Fund. 
We have increased our subscriptions to 
the Daughters of the American Revo- 
lution Magazine from eight to thirty- 
two during the year, and the member- 
ship of the chapter has been increased 
by 34 new members, making a total of 

At the May meeting, Miss McDuffee 
was heartily endorsed for the office of 
state vice-regent. At the annual meet- 
ing held at the beautiful home of our 
regent, the election of officers resulted* 
as follows : 

Regent, Miss Alice McDuffee ; vice- 
regent, Mrs. F. R. Oimstead; secretary, 
Mrs. N. B. Hall; corresponding secre- 
tary, Mrs. ¥m. Davis; treasurer, Mrs. 
C. C. Blood; historian, Mrs. Walter M. 
Blinks; registrar, Mrs. C. H. Wright; 
directress Children and Sons of the Re- 
public, Mrs. James A. Starkweather. — 
Ella Rogers Blinks, historian. 

Mary Weed Marvin Chapter (Wal- 
ton, N. Y.) — In the beginning of the 
year our chapter numbered 57 mem- 
bers, but now numbers 55, Miss Pet- 
tingill having become a member at 
large, to form a chapter at Delhi; and 
Miss Esther Patehen having passed 
from great suffering and affliction to 
the life beyond. 

Several whose names have been voted 

into the chapter have not yet received 
their papers from Washington. 

The topic of study for the year has 
been "Colonization." Interesting and 
instructive papers have been prepared. 
The music committee has furnished ex- 
cellent musical numbers for the meet- 
ings, and a willing and helpful spirit 
has been displayed along every line of 

In -January the officers w r ere invited 
to Oneonta by the Oneonta Chapter to 
attend a reception for the State regent, 
Mrs. Augsbury. 

The two social meetings of the year 
were most enjoyable. The sixteenth 
birthday of the chapter was celebrated 
in January when our regent, and her 
daughter, Mrs. Crawford, entertained 
the chapter most royally. Pictures of 
places of historical interest in our own 
country were thrown on a screen, some 
of tfee finest operatic singers were 
heard on the phonograph, and music 
was rendered by members of our own 

Two notable features were two birth- 
day cakes, each surmounted by six- 
teen candles; and the brass (buff) 
bowl, filled with violets (blue) which 
formed the centerpiece for the dining 

Washington's birthday was the occa- 
sion of a dinner at the home of Mrs. 
and Miss Haulenbeck. The dinner was 
served by young girls, daughters of 
members of the chapter. With each 
course some touch w r as given to bring 
to mind an incident in the life or time 
of him. in whose memory we were 

Ten dollars has been voted for the 
use of the Camp Fire girls, and a com- 
mittee appointed to arrange for a tea 
or some form of social entertainment 
for the mothers of the Camp Fire girls. 

For the first time in several years our 
chapter was not represented at Con- 
tinental Congress. The illness of our 
regent prevented her attendance, and 
though we are entitled to two votes, no 


other delegate was able to be in attend- 

The chapter voted $10 to Continental 

Our regent was appointed to act on 
the committee to arrange for the Vil- 
lage Lecture course for the coming 

The meetings of the year have been 
well attended and a spirit of service 
and good will is felt in the chapter, 
which argues well for years of useful- 
ness in the community. — Bertha D. 
>v ellls. historian. 

General Francis Marion Chapter 
(Marion, Indiana) was organized in 

With the exception of February and 
June the meetings of the chapter recur 
on the last Friday of the month from 
February to November inclusive. 

The birthday of the Father of his 
Country is also the birthday of the 
organization of the chapter, conse- 
quently the members celebrate with 
appropriate exercises on that auspi- 
cious day. 

June 14th is observed, with fitting 
ceremonies, the program always includ- 
ing, the recital of "Old Glory," thus 
emphasizing our loyalty to the flag and 
our love for our Hoosier poet. 

The chapter has made an exhaustive 
study of Colonial history, of E evolu- 
tionary times, of the early days of In- 
diana, and of Indiana of today, all of 
which subjects have proved both pleas- 
ant and profitable. 

At an early meeting of the chapter 
the members responded to roll-call with 
brief biographies of Revolutionary . an- 
cestors. Mrs. Candace Zombro Gold- 
thwaite gave a thrilling account of the 
murder by the Indians, of her great 
great grandfather, and of the capture 
of her great great grandmother and 
her children- — of their escape and return 
to their friends. One of these captured 
children was the great grandmother 
.from whom she is lineally descended. 

To every daughter of the American 
Revolution is accorded an ancestor who 

aided in establishing American Inde- 
pendence, but. to very few daughters is 
granted the honor of having, not only 
a great great grandfather who strove 
for this sweet land of liberty, but a 
great great grandmother as well, who 
shouldered her musket in defense of 
her country. Miss Minnie Patterson is 
the happy possessor of this unique and 
notable ancestry. 

The chapter has contributed to the 
Memorial Continental Hall fund, to 
Miss Berry's school, to the flood suf- 
ferers, to the hospital fund, to the Sal- 
vation Army, sent books and toys to the 
Kentucky Mountain School. The patri- 
otic committee has presented many 
beautiful flags to clubs and schools. 
The chapter has set aside a sum suffi- 
cient to furnish a room in the city hos- 
pital now being built. 

The chapter has placed markers over 
the graves of two Revolutionary sol- 
diers, Barnabas Yandervanter and 
James Campbell. 

The chapter held impressive Memo- 
rial services in honor of its greatly loved 
friend, Mrs. -Charles "Warren Fair- 
banks, Socially the chapter has not 
been neglectful, having entertained at 
luncheon neighboring chapters, given 
Colonial teas, etc. Our State regent. 
Mrs. Frances TIaberley Robertson was 
the honor guest at a beautifully ap- 
pointed luncheon given by the chapter, 
at our principal hotel. Later Mrs. 
Robertson delighted the members of the 
chapter and their guests with a talk 
on Italian Art, given at the Tucker 
Studio, where the chapter held its meet- 
ings during the year. 

The chapter and its friends enjoyed 
a rare treat when Mrs. Robertson gave 
her charming lecture on "Egypt." 

An interesting feature of the year's 
program was the annual outing of the 
chapter, when the presence of the Old 
Trails Committee of the State added to 
the pleasure of the event. 

The chapter is greatly indebted to 
the Chairman of the Ways and Means 
Committee, Mrs. G. A. Thomas, and her 



able assistants for the great success of 
the annual bazaar. 

« Recently the chapter was made glad 
by the receipt of a Betsy Ross flag, pre- 
sented by Mrs. Maud Howard Gaines. 
The chapter has been especially favored 
in its choice of regents. Under the 
capable leadership of Mrs. Gcorgetta 
Bowman Giles, the chapter prospered, 
and her reign will always be remem- 
bered with pleasure. 

The regime of Mrs. Carinda Hazzard 

Armstrong was most pleasant and prof- 

In Miss Emily Goldthwaite, the pres- 
ent regent, the chapter has a most 
energetic leader, an untiring worker, 
so imbued with the spirit of true patri- 
otism that to emulate their leader is the 
one wish of the chapter. In four years 
the membership of the General Francis 
Marion chapter has grown to seventy- 
five. Copies of the Lineage books have 
been placed in our Public Library. — 
Froue A. Case, historian. 

General James Jackson Honored Bronze 
Marker Placed Over His Grave at 
Congressional Cemetery by. Dis- 
trict D, A. R. 

The Historic Committee of the District 
of Columbia placed a bronze marker over 
the grave of Gen. 
James Jackson of 
ary fame, in Con- 
gressional c e m e - 


tery. on May 29th, 
w i t h appropriate 

The program 
opened with Amer- 
ica played on the 
cornet by Serg. j 
Hess of the Ma- j 
rine Band, which ! 
was followed by an 
invocation by 
Chaplain M. A. 
Brown, U. S. X. 
The marker was 
unveiled by the de- 
signer, Miss Ethel - 
wyn Bassett Hall, 
regent of J o h n 
Hall Chapter, and v 
State historian, Mrs. 





D. A. H. 
as placed by the 
H. P. Mcintosh, 

who presented it in the name of the 

State Historic Committee of the Dis- 

^ trict, and briefly 

^Ifev told the history 

W* and difficulties she 

had met with in 

• locating the grave 

■\ *■'*>*,. of this illustrious 

^k hero of the Revo- 

'. 5jl lution. 

Mrs. Corra Ba- 
con-Foster gave a 
brief and interest- 
ing history of the 
life and services of 
Gen. Jackson. 



j>] rs. 

C 1 a u 

a e 






Bennett, president 
of' the Southern 
S o c i e t y , gave a 
short address, tell- 
ing many wonder- 
ful and interesting 
events in the life of 
this great states- 

man and soldier. 

Miss Hall read a poem, ''In Me- 


moriam," by II. 0. Hall, and the cere- 
monies were concluded with The Star 
Spangled Banner and the sounding of 
Tans over the grave by Sergt. Hess. 

This marker is the first one of this de- 
sign to -be placed over a grave, another 
one will be placed this month in the old 
"Wallingford cemetery. Conn., by the 
John Hall Chapter, D. C, and one by 
the Sarah St. Clair Chapter, D. C. 

The marker is of solid bronze lO 1 ^ 
inches in diameter and consists of the 
wheel of our insignia surmounted by the 

American Eagle with the inscription "A 
Soldier of the Revolution. Erected by 
the D. A. R." An extra plate was placed 
at the base with the inscription, "His- 
toric Committee, District of Columbia." 

These markers are under the manage- 
ment of the Historic Committee and a 
per cent from the sale of each is to be 
used for historic work in the District of 

Ethelwyn B. Hall, 
Chairman of Committee on Markers. 

Notice to Alabama Chapters 

In behalf of Mobile Chapter, the Host- 
ess chapter during the State Conven- 
tion to be held in December 1st — 3rd, 
1914, it is earnestly requested that the 
names of all delegates be sent as early as 
possible to Mrs. \Y. K. P. AYilson, Chair- 

man of Homes Committee, 209 St. Jos- 
eph Street, Mobile, in order that timely 
and suitable provision. may be made for 
their entertainment. 

Mrs. B. F. Adams, 
General Chairman. 





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be some months between the sending and printing of a query. 

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2206. Fowler. Dr. FranTc F. Dow, 429 
Park Ave., Rochester, X. Y., writes: In a re- 
print from the New England Hist, and Gen. 
Register for July, 1857, it is stated that 
Stephen Fowler (son of Stephen and Rhoda 
(Welles) Fowler of Pittsfield (Mass.), b Feb. 
1, 1777, married "Rhoda Harrison." The state- 
ment as to marriage is an error. He had but 
one wife and she was ALTA HARMON, dau. 
of Nathaniel Harmon of Richmond, Ontario Co., 
N. Y. I am able to make this correction after 
an extended correspondence and personal inter- 
views with direct and collateral descendants. 
• 2217. Keeper. Mr. Charles E. Keepers, 1629 
Stout St., Denver, writes that he entered the 
S. A. R. on the serrice of Wm. Keeper, who 
was in John Nelson's Co., Cumberland Co. 
(Penna.) Militia. He was the son of William 
Keeper, and his wife, Clarah Tanner, and had 
a son and grandson, who were named William. 
William, the first mentioned, died in 1757, and 
a copy of his will is in Mr. Keepers' possession. 
In it he mentions the son, William, who was 
the Rev. soldier, who lived in Cumberland Co., 
Penna. The son of the Rev. soldier moved to 
Ohio in 1803, and his son, William, was b near 
Cadiz in 1319, and d in Uhrichsville in 1895, 
where some of the descendants live to this day. 
The name is sometimes spelled Keeper, and 
sometimes Keepers. 

2311. HARRIS. A circular has just been 
received, stating that Mr, Gideon D. Harris, 
Columbus, Miss., vho hits been working on the 
Harris Family for twenty-four years, especially 

those branches of it which are descended from 
Edward, Nathan, Robert, Thomas, Walton and 
"West Harris of Henrico, Albermarle, Bruns- 
wick and Isle of Wight Counties, Va., has at 
last gotten the work into shape; and if he 
obtains twenty-five subscriptions at five dollars 
each, will print the results of his work, which 
takes the family back to 1652. He is a descend- 
ant of Walton Harris and Rebecca Lanier, who 
emigrated to Ga. from Va. before the Revolu- 
tion ; and has taken great pains to correct the 
errors of tradition which have crept into the 
family, and prove the same by authentic rec- 

2333. Harris and 2S54. Harris. See above 
statement. '"- 

3103. Monroe-Edwards. According to the 
William and Mary Quarterly, Vols. IV and XV, 
James Monroe, afterwards President, of the 
United States, was the son of Spence Monroe 
(a joiner and Capt. of Militia, and his wife, 
Elizabeth Jom>s. In his will, dated Feb. 14, 
177-4, he mentions the following ch. : James 
(175S-1S31): Sper.ce: Andrew (who served in 
the Navy, and d 1820) Joseph Jones; and 
Elizabeth, who m William Buckner. Spence 
Monroe was the son of Andrew Monroe, a 
Sheriff in 1733, and his wife, Christian. She 
was made adx. Nov. 25, 1735, of her husband's 
estate; and their ch. were: Elinor,, who m Dr. 
James Bankhfad; Sarah; Spence; Andrew; 
and Jane. If Elizabeth Monroe was the first 
cousin of President Monroe, she must have been 
the child of his father's brother; and as Spence 


Monroe, father of President Monroe, had only 
one brother, the father of Elizabeth muse have 
been Andrew. The Quarterly does not carry 
out this Hue any further. There was another 
Elizabeth Monroe of Fairfax and Loudon 
Counties, Va., who was a distant cousin of 
President Monroe. She was the daughter of 
John Monroe of Fairfax Co., who m Sarah 
Harrison Sept. 23, 1756. His will is dated 
July 2S, 1785, and he died soon thereafter, it 
is supposed. He had, beside Elizabeth, Elliott 
Monroe of Loudon Co. and a daughter, Jane. 
—Gen. Ed. 

3126 & (2). Button-Butts. From Mrs. 
F. E. Frisbee, 804 Sixth St., Sheldon, Iowa; 
Mrs. James A. Button, 715 Clifford St., Flint, 
Michigan, and from a careful study of the 
Button Genealogy, we are enabled to give a 
corrected statement in regard to Matthias But- 
ton, father of Elizabeth, who m Daniel Button. 
Matthias Button was the son of Matthias and 
Mary (Brov.n) Button, and was b Westerly, 

R. I., Ap] 

1732; m (1) Phoebe Butts, at 

Canterbury, Conn., May 16, 1753; m (2) 
Elizabeth Butts, July 10, 176-4; married twice 
afterwards, names of wives unknown ; and m 
(5) the widow of Joshua Howe at "Wells, Vt., 
after 1800, where he d in 1811. He had twenty 
eh. in all. He was Capt. in Col. John Abbot's 
reg't of Foot of the State of Yt. from Aug. 
1, 17S1, to Aug. 4, 17S1. (See Vt. Eev. Eolls, 
p 412.) Whether the service of a private in 
Capt. Jonathan Brewster's Co. in 1776, in 
the Conn. Cont. Line, belongs to him or not I 
am unable to say. At any rate he was not b 
in Plainfield, Conn., as stated in the D. A. B. 
Lineage Book. The Matthias Butts who was b 
in Plainfield in 1730 m Mary Safford of Pres- 
fon, Conn., Mch. 5. 1752, and had: Wm., r> 
Jan. 25, 1753; Deliverance, b Nov. 4, 1751; 
and Matthias, Jr., b Aug. 29, 1756. He then 
m (2) July 5, 1760, Mary Kimball, and had: 
Veter, b Feb. 25, 1762; * Hannah, b Apr. 7, 
1763; Gideon, b Apr. 23, 1765; and Molly, b 
Oct. 22, 1767. There is no record that this 
Matthias Butts ever lived out of the state of 
Conn, and he may have served as the private 
above mentioned. Matthias Button of Wes- 
terly and Wells, Vt., had by his (1) wife, 
Phoebe (who according to some authorities 
tvas the sister of his second wife, and the dau. 
of Josiah Butts, and according to others was 
the wid. of Joseph Butts, whose maiden name 
was Brown), eight children, as follows: John, 
b 1754, ni (1) in 1783, Mary Ra vson, by whom 
he had 12 eh., m (2) Mrs. Mary '(Lowe) 
Burch, by whom he had three children; Molly, 
b 1755; Joseph, b 1756 or 7, m (1) Sarah 
Glass of Windham, Conn., m (2) Mrs. Mary 
Parks (or Pond) of Wells, Yt., arid d in 1826; 
Nathan, b 1757; Benjamin, b 1758; Matthias, 
b 1760 ^Eunice, b 1761; and Charlotte, b 1762. 
By Ins (2) wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Josiah and 

Elizabeth (Williams) Butts, Matthias had 
seven cb. as follows: Asa, b 1766, m first and 
had eight eh., m (2) Mrs. Anna (Skiff) But- 
ton (wid. of his brother, Shubael) ; Elizabeth, 
b 1767, m Daniel Button and had three chil- 
dren; Jonas, b 1709; Shubbel (or Shubael), 
b 1771, m (1) Polly Tower, by whom he had 
eight ch., m (2) Anna Skiff by whom ho had 
10 ch. (and then d in time for her to join 
forces with his brother Asa, and take care of 
their combined eighteen children) ; Nathan, b 
1773; Joel, who m Lydia Tower and had six- 
teen children; and Joseph. The names of h\s 
other five children, and whether they were by 
his third or fourth wife, is still a problem to 
be solved. His fifth wife survived him, dying 
in 1813 or 14. It is not certain that Daniel 
Button, who m Elizabeth Button, was her cou- 
sin. The brothers of Matthias were: Neal, 
John, Eliphalet, Benjamin and Peter. Daniel 
is said to have been the father of Ebenezer 
Button, and Dr. C. A. Button of Holland, 
N. Y., vrho is trying to finish the Button Gene- 
alogy, hopes to obtain the correct relationship 
before publishing his work. Mr. Button of 
Grand Rapids, who began the work, died a 
few years ago. 

3160. Fuller- 
in Bolton, Conn., 
N. Y., in 1841. 
at Bolton, Conn., 
Yt., as well as in 
Daniel Fuller, b 
Siba Chittenden 
wife, Siba, had d 
Bosworth, Silver 

Clark. Samuel Fuller was b 


1752, and d in Brant, 

He m Esther Flagg and lived 
Surry, N. H., and Bennington. 
Brant, N. Y. He had a son. 

June 9, 1782, who m in 1816 
and d May 11, 1886. His 
Oct. 25, 1841.— Miss Lucy 11. 
Creek, N. Y. 

3174. Trigg. Stephen Trigg was living in 
1791, for at that time (See Collins' Hist, of 
Ky., Vol. II, p 367) he was a member of Capt, 
James Brown's Co. of Ky. Mounted Volun- 
teers against the Wraw Indians, mustered in 
at the Eapids of the Ohio, June 15, 1791.— 
Gen. Ed. 

3183. Patterson-Stewart. Arthur Patter- 
son emigrated from Ireland in 1724. His wife 
was Ann Scott, a dau. of Abraham Scott. He 
settled in Lancaster Co., Penna. He was an 
elder in Donegal Church from 1733 to 1739. 
Under the Colonial Government he was Col- 
lector in 1744, and Member of the Assembly 
from 1743 to 1754. His ch. were: Catherine, 
who m Robert Hayes; Elizabeth, who m Mr. 
Thorne; Samuel, who m Yfartha Agnew; James, 
who ra Margaret Agnew; Eleanor, who m 
Ephraim Moore; Jean and Rebecca, who d 
unm; Wm., who m Elizabeth Dysart; and 
Arthur, who d. y. A full line of this family 
can be supplied, if so desired.— Mrs. J. C. 
Logan,' 223 East King St., Lancaster, Pa. 

3192. (2) Gilmore. Mrs. S. J. Pounds, 
903 Fianklin St., Corinth, Miss., writes that 
the sister of an ancestor of hers, James An- 



derson, married William Gilmore and lived. in 
Rockbridge Co., Ya. If this is the William 
desired, she can help II. T. to the ancestry en 
the Anderson sido, although she has very few 

3200- Mohlke-West. In the. Penna. His- 
torical Society at Philadelphia, Penm, there is 
a carefully prepared abstract of the wills of 
Lancaster Co. from the formation of the county 
until 1S20, which is well indexed. I found no 
mention of Nancy Mohler; but in the will of 
Henry Mohler, dated April 19, 1774, and pro- 
bated May 6, 1774. mention is made of a daugh- 
ter Mary, and "other children" whose names 
and number are not given. He appointed 
Daniel Bowman and Jacob Keller, Jr., as 
executors of his will, and his wife had evidently 
died before him, as no mention is made of her. 
— Gen. Ed. 

3201. (2) Hudsox-Philllps. Mary (called 
Polly) Hudson was b Aug. 3, 1779, in Somers, 
Conn., in Rev. Linus Austin, a Baptist minis- 
ter at Wilmington, Vt-, where she d July 2, 
1805, leaving one ch., Daniel Hudson Austin, 
b Oct. 6, 3S04, in Wilmington. As Springfield 
and Wilmington are in adjoining counties in 
Vt., it is possible that Polly may be of tho 
same family as Susan Hudson. Polly's parents 
were Nathaniel and Martha Hudson. I have 
never been able to find any service for a Na- 
thaniel Hudson, but there was a Nathan Hud- 
son, who enlisted from Stafford, Conn., and 
served 19 . days during- the Lexington Alarm 
(Conn. Men in the Rev. p 22). As Stafford 
and Somers were only a few miles apart, he 
probably belongs to the same family. — Mrs. 
Jason Austin, Hotel Whitley, Emporia, Kansas. 

3241. (2) Saxders-Fixxy. In Vol. XXII 
(p 135) of N. C. Archives, an abstract of the. 
will of Edward Sanders is given. It was dated 
Sept. 8, 1739, and probated Jan. 16 of the 
next year. In it he mentions his oldest son, 
Joshua; his other son, John, both of whom 
were under IS years; his sister, Mary Poor, to 
whom he gives 500 pounds of tobacco ; Igna- 
tius, son of his brother, John Sanders ; Thomas, 
son of his kinsman, Thomas Sanders; William, 
son of his brother, William Sanders. He ap- 
poinrs his brother-in-law, James Howard, and 
his brother, 'William Sanders, as his executors; 
and Robert Rackett, Edward Sanders, Jr., and 
Joshua Allford were the witnesses. — Gen. Ed. 

3254. Merrimax-Ives. Stephen Ives, b Mch. 
24, 1704, d 1786, father of Sarah (Ives) Merri- 
man, wife of Amasa Merriman, served as a 
volunteer in Capt. " Benjamin Trumbull's Co. 
from North Haven, Conn., Jan. 13, 1777, to 
Jan. 30, 1777. The record of Amasa Merri- 
man appeared in the June issue; but it may 
help someone to known that Aznasa's brother, 
Titus Merriman, b in 1727, d 1S06, also served 
in the Rev. He was in Capt. Collin 7 s Co., New 

Haven and Fairfield Alarms, 1779. His wife 
was Dinah Andrews (Conn. Hist. Cull., Vol. 
VIII). All the above records have been ac- 
cepted by the D. A. R.— Mrs. W. E. Bell, Mina, 

325$. Pattersox-Newtox. Anne Newton 
m ab. 1760 Thomas Williamson, probably in 
Essex Co., Ya. At the time of the Rev. "they 
had moved to Granville Co., N. Carolina. He 
had a brother, John Williamson, who m Nancy 
(or Anne) Newton's sister, and was at that 
time living in what is now Pulaski Co., Ya., 
but soon after the Rev. moved to Tenn. Ac- 
cording to tradition the Newton sisters were 
the daughters of a retired English sea cap- 
tain who came to America and d while his 
d'aughrers were minors. Among the descend- 
ants of both Anne and her sister the tradition 
prevails that they were descended from the 
family of which Sir Isaac Newton was a mem- 

(2) Poor-Polk (or Pollock). In searching 
the early records I have found the following 
spellings of the name Pollock: Pollok, Poock, 
Poake, Poke, Poak, Pock, Pcche, Poage, Poag, 
Poague, Pogue, Pouge, Pollough, Poge, Polke 
and Polk, but never Poor. The name was evi- 

dently proi 

in Scotland as if spelled 

Poke or Poak; and in Ireland the sound of the 
letter e *k ,? is commonly changed to that of 
the letter "g." Is it not possible that it was 
Peter Poore's wife whose name was Polk or 
Pollock? In Collins' History of Ky. there is 
a list of the Rev. soldiers and their widows 
living in the state in 1840, who were pensioned. 
While this list is not official, being compiled 
from the records of the Census Office, and not 
that of the Pension Office, and often contains 
names of those pensioned in the War of 1S12, 
as well as the Rev., nearly all of the names are 
Revolutionary. In this list was the name of 
Jane Poore, then aged 72 yrs. She was a resi- 
dent of Garrard Co. in 1840, and a letter ad- 
dressel to the Commissioner of Pensions would 
bring you the information, probably, in regard 
to her husband. 

(3) Crutcher. In the Ky. Historical Regis- 
ter for May, 1914, is a list of the marriages in 
Lincoln. Co., Ky., before Ky. was admitted as a 
state. Among these marriages was that of 
James Crutcher and Nancy Poage, dated May 
7, 1785. Lincoln Co. was very large at that 
time, and Ann and Nancy are the same name. 
I think "very probably this is the date desired. 
H. M. WiUiariison, Secretary, State Board of 
Agriculture, Portland, Oregon, ha3 kindly sent 
answers to the above three queries. James 
Crutcher 's name appears in Pa. Archives, Fifth 
Series, Vol III, pp 9S3 & 1015, as a ffer ia 

Artillery, for tht 

& 8. 

Gen. Ed. 

(4) NEWTON. Sec ans. to 3258 in this issue. 


3259. (3) Hall-Bunnell-Atwater. Abuer 
Bunnell and Desire Buck, his wife, of Cheshire, 
Conn., had six sons and five daughters, of 
whom Abuer, Jr., was the second son. He m 
Feb. 10, 177-1, Sarah Atwater, a ad they had: 
Moses Atwater, b Nov. IS, 1774, d ISol, in 
Henderson. N. Y.; Eunice, b Mch. 14, 177G, m 
in 1801, Abel Ives Hall, and lived at Atwater, 
Portage Co., Ohio; Chester, b Men. 16, 177S, 
lived at Canandaigua, Ontario Co., N. Y. ; Ab- 
ner, b Sept. 24, 1780, d Sept. 1, 1S67, at Can- 
andaigua; Lecta, b Dee. 14, 17S2; Sally 
(Sarah) Reuben, b July 17, 1786; Susa, b Dee. 
17, 1789; Esther, b Sept. 21, 1792; Charry (or 
Charity) ; and Clara, b Dec. 9, 179S. In a 
letter from Abner to his sister, Eunice (Bun- 
nell) Hall, dated May 13, 1S39, Canandaigua, 
he states: On my arrival home from my visit 
to you I found sisters Esther and Charry at 
home. This Abner Bunnell m (1) Oct. 3, 1802, 
Azubah Hull, who d in 1S22, aged 42 yrs. He 
m (2) Gertrude W. Averill (known as Getty) 
and had seven ch. all by his first wife. In my 
typewritten history of . the Bunnell Family, I 
find this statement: "Eunice m Abel Ives Hall, 
b Dec. 13, 1774, removed from New Haven, 
Conn., to Ohio in 1806, where he d Feb. 4, 
1853. Eunice d Mch. 4, 1852, leaving six chil- 
dren. — John A. Biles, Hornets Ferry, Bradford 
Co., Pa. 

3262. (3) Lamme-Patterson. From a care- 
ful investigation of a number of authorities I 
have come to the conclusion that there were 
three families by the name of Larame (or Lam, 
or Lamb) who were living, in Ya. during the 
Rev. period, one in Cumberland Co., one in 
Augusta Co., and one in Washington Co. Wm. 
Lamme, founder of the family in Augusta Co., 
is the one in whieh you are interested. His 
name is also spelled Lamb; and all the refer- 
ences in the Records of Augusta Co. (compiled 
by Judge Chalkeley) pertain with one possible 
exception to the same man. In Records of 
Augusta Co. it states that in 1769 Wm. Lamme 
and his w:ife, Margaret, formerly Margaret 
Reed, brought suit against Samuel Kirkham. 
Kirkham lived in what is now Rockbridge Co. 
In 1762, Wm. Lamma (undoubtedly Wm. 
Lamme) and Anna, his wife, conveyed to Wm. 
Patterson 30 acres on South River. If the Wm. 
who sued 'Kirkham is the same man then he 
married three times, instead of twice, as has 
been supposed. Wm. Lamme lived on the 
boundary line between Augusta and Rocking- 
ham Counties, on the Rockingham County side. 
Unfortunately all the will records of Rocking- 
ham Co. Were destroyed in the Civil War; but 
as there is no record in Augusta Co. of the 
settlement of bis estate, or of his will, it is 
probable that he is the one who moved to Ky. 
and died tliei**?. In 1749 he was a surety on the 
executors' bond of Robert Seott and Robert. 
Hook: and in that year sold 320 acres of land 

to John Lyml, on the North River. The Hooke 
family also lived in the same neighborhood as 
Lamme (or Lamb). In Ya. Rev. Soldiers, 
Nathan Lamme is given as a Rev. Captain, 
and I think I have seen that afterwards he 
was a member of the Cincinnati, and lived in 
Ohio. (Among the list of Rev. pensioners in 
1835, from Greene Co., Ohio, mention is made 
of Capt. Nathan Lamme, who died Jan. lo, 
1834.— Gen. Ed.) Ya. Rev. Soldiers also men- 
tions a James ' ' Lara, ■ ' who served as a Rev. 
soldier; and as I find no mention of any other 
James among the Lamme families, this prob- 
ably refers to the son of Wm. Lamme. In 1808, 
James Lamme and his wife, Elizabeth, conveyed 
to Wm. Lamme, 90 acres of land lying partly 
in Augusta and partly in Rockingham Co. As 
Wm. Lamme 's son m Elizabeth Givens, this 
deed was probably that of James, son of Wil- 
liam, especially as the 90 acres were "a part 
of 363 acres deeded by Wm. Lamme, Sr., to 
James and Samuel Lamme, Nov. 17, 1773." 
James Lamme seems to have lived in Augusta 
Co. Feb. 3, 1795, his dau. Margaret m Abra- 
ham McNeil, who lived in what is now Poca- 
hontas Co., West Ya., where he and his de- 
scendants have always been among the most 
prominent of its citizens. In Price's Hist, of 
Pocahontas Co. in a sketch of the life of John, 
father of Abraham McNeil (or Neel) it is 
stated that Abraham named one of his sons 
for Win. Lamb, brother of his wife, for whom 
he h?id the greatest respect; and that this Wm. 
Lamb, Jr., was an expert artisan and clock- 
maker. Abraham McNeel lived neighbor to 
Col. Wm. Poage, and in May, 1810, Peggy, dau. 
of Col. Wm. and Margaret Poage m Wm. 
Lamme, Jr., and soon thereafter moved to the 
vicinity of New Carlisle, Ohio, where Peggy 
died Jan. 10, 1812; and Wm. Lamme on May 
27, 1S27. Peggy had a sister, Mary, who m 
John Warwick, and moved also to the vicinity 
of New Castle, where he d in 1814, and in 
his will, named Wm. and John Lamme as two 
of the exrs. of his will, and James Lamme Sen. 
signed as a witness. It is probable that the 
Wm. Lamme who m Peggy Poage was a 
brother of Margaret (Lamme) McNeel; and 
that the James Lamme Sen. who witnessed the 
will was their father; and that the reason he 
signed his name James Lamme Sen. was to 
distinguish himself from James, son of Capt. 
Nathan Lain me, who lived in the vicinity. Way- 
land's Hist, of Rockingham Co. gives the m 
of Nathan Lamb ro Nancy Ralston Aug. 24, 
1782. This was probably Capt. Nathan Lamme. 
Elizabeth Given who in James Lamme was the 
dau. of John Givens Sen., whose wife was a 
Miss Crawford. John Givens Sr, was the son 
of Samuel Givens, whose will is recorded in 
Orange Co., Ya., in 1740, before Augusta Co. 
was organized. John was one of the exrs. of 
his father's will, and was probably at least 



sixty yrs. old when the Rev. war commenced. 
One of the sons of John Givens Sr. was George 
Givens, who in Isabella Robertson and d in 
Harrison, Ivy., to which place he had moved 
just after the Rev. One of the sons of George 
Givens, Alexander Givens, m Mary Lamme, 
and their dan. wrote me in Meh., 1912, that 
both of her grandfathers, Givens and Lamme, 
were Rev. Soldiers. I think you will find that 
it was a Mr. Loftus, and not Mr. Loftin, who 
m one of the daughters of Win. Lamme Sr. 
There was a Loftus family in that neighbor- 
hood, and 1 find no mention of the Loftin 
family in connection with the Lammes or 
Givens. Ralph Loftus m Sarah, sister of Eliza- 
beth (Givens) Lamme.— E. M. Williamson, 303 
Henry Building, Portland, Oregon. 

In the Record of Deeds of West Augusta, 
discovered and copied by Boyd Crumrine, is 
one of Jacob Lamb of Pigeon Creek, which 
mentions his sisters, Catherine, wife of Michael 
Kintner (or Ginder), and Susanna, wife of 
George Kintner (or Gunder), both of whom 
were living in Augusta Co., Va., in 1774. They 
were all children of Catherine Lamb of Yoho- 
gania Co., Va., whose will was probated in 

3265. Reid-Carpenter. Irene Reid was mar- 
ried at Willi ngton, Tolland Co., Conn., and not 
Millington, Middlesex Co., Conn., as printed in 
the April issue. As the town of Willington, 
like many of the old New England towns, which 
were built on the hilltops, has no post-office, 
and Millington was in the Postal Guide, the 
Gen. Editor made the mistake of printing the 
wrong town. 

3281. Van Deventer. Isaac Van Deventer 
was not a Rev. soldier. He did not have active 
service; but was a man of influence and a. 
staunch Colonist. According to one version of 
the family tradition he was captured, put on 
board a prison ship, and never seen again. Ac- 
cording to another, he d of smallpox in one 
of the sugar houses in N. Y. It is said that 
the famous Ann Motte was known to visit one 
of these particular places in her errands of 
mercy. As she had a Jacob Willetts in her 
line it is possible that she may have been 
connected with Ann (Willetts) Deventer, and 
that it was Van Deventer whom she visited. 
— Mrs. Louis Van Dec. Fletcher, 118 E. Olive 
St., Owosso, Mich. 

3307. Wood-Bece. Catherine Beck was the 
dan. of Nathaniel Beck, and m Thurston Wood, 
Oct. 2, 1796, in N. Y. City. Both her 
father, Nathaniel Beck, and her husband, 
Thurston Wood, were Rev. soldiers, and their 
descendants are members of the Dorothy 
Quincy Chapter. 111. Thurston Wood was pri- 
vate secretary to Gen. Clinton at the age of 
16 yrs. He enlisted from Orange Co., X. Y., 
applied for a pension Sept. 1, 1832, at the age 

of 72 yrs., at that time residing in Orange Co. 
His claim was allowed; and after his death in 
1S3S his wid. received a pension, also. Thurs- 
tun Wood served in the Co. of Capt. John Bel- 
knap, reg't of Col. Lewis Dubois, in 1770 in 
X. Y. Nathaniel Beck served as a sergeant in 
Capt. Jacob Conklin's Co., Col. Lewis Rawl- 
iags' reg't of state troops, selected from the 
county of Ulster for the defense of X. Y. by 
the Committee of said state, dated Aug., 1770. 
He was b in Xew York City, and the records 
of Xew York would probably give his ancestry. 
— Mrs. Frances F. Woodruff, Registrar, Doro- 
thy Quincy Chapter, Quincy, 111. 

3312. (5) Webster-Judkins. If H. X. will 
read onee more the answer to her query, as 
published in Vol. XLIII, p 542, she will see 
that the statement was made that no record 
of a Hannah Judkins or of an Eberezer Web- 
ster, whose dau. Hannah m Samuel Scribner, 
was found in the X. H. Gen. Recorder. The 
Boston Transcript is considered good authority; 
and if the statement is made there that Han- 
nah Judkins was the wife of Ebenezer Web- 
ster, who d in 1736, it is probably based on 
facts. As was said before, Hannah was a very 
common name in ~Rev. times, as well as in 
Colonial times, especially in Xew England; and 
in the absence of any authority, the Gen. Ed. 
would hesitate to say who was the father of a 
Hannah Webster of Kingston, who m Samuel 
Scribner. — Gen. Ed. 

3315. Bryan. J/r.s. W. C. Hudson, 1802 
Main St., Pine Bluff, Arkansas, writes that 
there was a Solomon Morgan Brian of Darling- 
ton Co., S. C, who was a son of Hardy Bryan 
and his wife, Jemima Morgan. Her father was 
Darned Solomon Morgan: and Hardy's father 
was William, who emigrated to this country 
from Ireland, married a widow, named Crocker, 
whose maiden name was Williamson, who came 
from North Carolina. 

In the Boone-Bryan History, by Dr. J. D. 
Bryan, a great-grandnephew of Daniel Boone, 
published by the Kentucky State Historical 
Society, it is stated that Morgan Bryan lived 
in Chester Co., Pa., where he married Martha. 
Strode in 1719, and where several children 
were born. About 1730 he, Alexander Ro=s, and 
other "Friends" moved to Va. and settled 
near the present site of Winchester. His eh. 
were: Joseph, Samuel, James, Morgan, John, 
Elinor, Mary, William, Thomas, Sarah and Re- 
becca. Martha Strode Bryan d ab. 1747, and 
was buried on the home place. Soon after her 
death Morgan Bryan sold his interests in Va. 
and with his family moved to Xorth Carolina, 
settling in the forks of the Yadkin River, which 
was then Anson Co., bat in 1753 became Rowan 
Co. and in 1755 Rebecca Bryan married Daniel 
Boone; arid her brother, William, married 
Daniel's sister, Mary Boone. Morgan Bryan 


Sr. d in 1763, aged ninety two years; and in 
Sept., 1773, Daniel Boone, and his brother, 
Squire Boone, William Bryan, arid his brothers, 
James and Morgan, together with James 
Sparks, all with large families of little children, 
started to settle in Kentucky. They were at- 
tacked by Indians; James, the oldest son of 
Daniel Boone, was killed, and it, was two years 
later before they finally crossed the Kentucky 
river and proceeded to Boonesborough, while 
the Bryans pushed on, forming a settlement at 
Bryan's Station. Both James and Morgan 
Bryan Jr. were in the Battle of King's Moun- 
tain in Sept., 1780. 

In the "Records of Augusta Co., Va., " Vol. 
Ill, p 73, William Bryan of Rockingham Co. 
complains that Lewis Bible in 1797 purchased 
50 acres of land adjoining his from William's 
brother, Morgan Bryan. Morgan Bryan became 
insane, and this suit is to set aside certain 
contracts of his. Win. Bryan was a Methodist 
preacher. Ezekiel Harrison testified in the 
ease, that he was a brother-in-law of Bryan. 
John Bryan, .another brother of Morgan Bryan, 
also testifies. Apr. 29, 17S3 (p 369), Ezekiel, 
Reuben and Josiah Harrison are going to Geor- 
gia; and are granted certificates. In 1817 (p 
218) Ezekiel Harrison is living in Christian 
Co., Temx— Gen, Ed. 

3320. Manley-Huggins. Isaac Manley (b 
1777, Conn., d 3 857, Marion, Conn.) was the 
son of John Manley Jr. (1737-1816) and his 
wife, Jerusha Paddock (dan. of David Pad- 
dock of South East, Dutchess Co., N. Y.). John 
Manley Jr. was the son of Deacon John Manley 
and Mary Arnold of Mansfield, Conn., and 
later of Dorset, Vt. Deacon John was b 1711 
and d 1803. For further information address 
Mrs. Siihanvs E. Johnson, 1014 Vermont Ave., 
Washington, D. C, 

In Vermont Rev. Roiis we find that John 
Manley, John Jr. and John 3rd served in Col. 
Ira Allen 's regiment of Militia in defense of 
the frontiers of the State of Vermont, as well 
as George, Nathan, William and William Jr. 
—Gen. Ed. 

3322. Van Wormer. Cornelius and Henry 
Van Wormer, brothers, emigrated to this coun- 
try from Wormer, Holland, ab. 1710. Of 
Henry, we know nothing, except that two of 
his sons are said to have served in the Revo- 
lution. Cornelius married and had four sons, 
Henry (b 172$, m Catelina or Katherine Birow- 
er), Peter, Caspa, and Cornelius, all of whom 
are said to have served in the Rev. It is pos- 
sible that Aaron may be descended from Henry, 
and that there may be Rev. ancestry in his line. 
(In New York Archives, mention is made of 
Cornelius, Henry, Jacob and John Van Wormer 
a?j serving in Albany Co. Militia; another Cor- 
nelius and Peter Van Wormer as serving in 
Westchester Co. Militia; and Matthew Van 

Wormer as serving in that branch of the Levies 
which was commanded by Col. Marinus WUlett. 
—Gen. Ed.)— Mrs. S. E. Dawson, Jr., Milton, 
N. II. 

3324 (3) Schuyler. The names of the ch. 
of Jacob Schuyler, asked for by M. L. P., are: 
John, Philip/ Betsey. Deliah, Sally, Peggy, 

James (who was b in 1771, and m Harriet 
Phiuuey) ; Barnett, b Dec. 26, 17*9, who m (1) 
Miss Phinney; m (2) Margaret \'an Der ; m 
(3) Walker Phillips. — Elizabeth Trowbridge 
Pike, Registrar, Camden Chapter, Camden, N. Y. 
3325. (3) Wood. John Wood, son of Eben- 
ezer and Mary (Rudd) Wood, wns b Jan. 6, 
1731 or 2, in Norwich, Conn.; m Feb. 17, 1757, 
in Scotland, Conn., Hannah Richardson. They 
moved to Bennington. Vt., and later to Georgia, 
Vt., where "Deacon John Wood of Benning- 
ton" d Mch. 9, 181 U; ami his wife, Hannah, d 
May 10, 1811, aged 7S yrs. He was the brother 
of Ebenezer Wood, and the two were often 
mentioned together in town records of Benning- 
ton, and both were Rev. soldiers. — Miss Ella 
Adelle Christy, Silver Creek, N. Y. In Vt. 
Rev. Rolls, p 632, in the Muster Roll of the 
first Co. of Militia in the town of Benning- 
ton, organized Oct. 24, 1764, the name of John 
Wood appears as Second Corporal, and that of 
Ebenezer Wood as Third Sergeant. On p 463. 
same volume, the name of John Wood appears 
in a "Pay-Roll of Capt. Abraham Underbill's 
Co. of Alarm List in Col. Ira Allen's reg 't 
for service in defense of the frontiers of the 
State of Vermont, by order of Gen. SarTord. 
from Oct. 18, 1781, to Nov. 8, 1781, both flays 
included — the above company commanded by 
Lt. Isaac Farwell. "— Gen. Ed. 

3329. Calvert. In the Invincible Maga- 
zine, of which Anita Calvert Bourgeohd i^ 
editress, occur the following marriage records 
of Calverts in Bedford Co., Va.: Francis Cal- 
vert and Elizabeth Witt (dau. of Lewis and 
Anne Witt), Dec. 22, 1791; Alexander Cal- 
vert and Nancy Mayhew, Aug. 24, 1805; Wil- 
liam Calvert and Betsy Helm, July 14, 1808; 
Francis Calvert and Betsy Ross, Sept. 1, 1809; 
Robert Calvert and Sally Stretch, Feb. 27, 
1816; Charles H. Calvert and Catherine Emma- 
line Hammock, Oct. 13, 1848; John H. Eubank 
and Sarah Calvert (dau. of Joseph and Emma 
line S. Calvert), Dec. 17, 1857; Josiah Calvert 
and Elizabeth Leslie (dau. Samuel and Eliz, 
Leslie. This was a second marriage: Josiah 
Calvert was the son of Wm. and Elizabeth. 
Calvert.) and George Calvert and Mary Wil- 
son, Nov. 27, 1708. — Grace Sirother Wood, New 
London, Mo. A good deal about the Calvert 
Family maj also be found is the Ancestry of 
Rosaline Morris Johnson, daughter of George 
Calvert Morri?, to be found in the Cong. 
Library; also ir. Neill's Terra Mariae; Rich- 
mond, Va., Standard, Vol. Ill, p 50; and iu 



the Va. Magazine . of History, Vols. V and 
VI.— Gin. Ed. 

3330. Brooks. James Brooks of Dorchester 
Co., Md., m Dee. IS, 1777, in Dorchester Palish 
Church, Dorchester Co., Mil., "Sarah Woolford, 
dan. of Roger and Elizabeth (Jones) Woolford. 
They had: Betty, b Aug. 15, 1779; James, b 


17S2; Sally, b Apr. 3, 17S4; Joseph, 

b Jan. 13, 1787 (all of whose births are re- 
corded in Doivhester Parish Church, and the 
copies of wh. are in the Meh Historical Society 
Rooms at Baltimore, McL), and possibly others. 
The children of Roger and .Elizabeth (Jones) 
Woolford were: Roger, b 1'eb. 14, 1753; 
Thomas, b Jan. JO, 1755; Sarah, b Aug. 3, 1757 
(who m James Brooks), and John, b Aug. 11, 
1761. Roger Woolford was one of those who 
signed the Patriots ' Oath in Dorchester Co., 
Md., and whose name is recorded in ' ' The 
Worshippful Thomas Jones' Returns." — Gen. 

3330. (2) Taylor-Pitt.max. John Pitt man, 
the brother of James Pittman, was b Apr. 17, 
1752. They were sons of John Pittman Sr. 
and his wife, Mary (or Polly) Rowe. This 
family moved from Amelia Go., Va., to Rich- 
mond Co., Ga., shortly before the Rev., and 
the will of John Pittman Sr., which was filed 
at Augusta, Ga., Apr. 22, 17S5, gives the names 
of all of his children. John Pittman, who m 
Eunice Marshall, lived in Gwinnett Co., Ga., 
and is said to have been a Rev. soldier, as well 
as his father. By writing to the Secretary of 
War (Adjutant General) at Washington, his 
record can be found. — W. 0. Davis, a de- 
scendant of James Pittman, Gainesville, Texas. 

3341. (2) Moxtgoxiery-McCorkle. John 
Montgomery and Samuel McCorkle from the 
north of Ireland settled In Paxtang prior to 
1735. These families were then (or subse- 
quently) related. — Miss M. N. Robinson, 223 E. 
King St., Lancaster, Pa. 

3356. Chapman-Spicer-Greer. Maty Greer 
(Geer), who m John Spicer, was the daughter 
of Robert and Martha (Tyler) Geer, and grand- 
daughter of George Geer, the emigrant. He m 
in 1655 Sarah Allyn, and died in Preston, 
Conn., in 1720. (See Geer Genealogy, com- 
piled by Walter Geer of N. Y., and published 
in 1914.)— Mrs. John Y. Stuhus, 108 South 25th 
Ave., Omaha, Nebraska. 

3363. Coaistock-Brevoort. — Miss Ella M. 
HordbecJ;, Registrar of the Jacksonville Chap- 
ter, D. A. R., 1848 Liberty St., Jacksonville, 
Plorida, kindly serais this copy from the Corn- 
stock Genealogy of the ancestry of James Corn- 
stock, who m (2) Chloe (Ball) Rrevoori, carry- 
ing the line back to Wm. Comstoek of Conn., 
the emigrant ancestor. James, b July S, 1732, 
in New London, Coon., m (1) in 1801, Esther 
MeClond (1781-1813): m (2) July 5, 1814, 
Mrs. Ch«oe (Ball) Brevoort. who a Aug. 11 

1833; m (3) Sept. 25, 1834} Mrs. Mary 
(Croake) Nicholls (1802-1866) and d Oct. 13, 

1S60, in Germantown, Ohio. He was a wcll- 
ki.owii physician, residing first in Knigbts- 
town, Ind., and then in Germantown, Ohio. Ha 
was the son of Noah Comstockj a Rev. soldier, 
who was b Men. 26, 1741, m Hannah Beebe, 
and moved to Montpelier, Vt., in 1799 and ab. 
1816 to Worthington, O., where he died. He had 
ten eh. as follows: James; Elizabeth, m Wm. 
McLoud and lived in Worthington; Bulkley, 

b St 

!3, 1785, died ab. 1S69; Naomi and 

Rodney (twins), Naomi m Moses Carpenter; 
and Rodney m (1) in 1812, Nancy Sessions; 
m (2) Jerusha S. Beekwith, and d ab. 1875, aged 
88 yrs-, near Worthington, Ohio (he was a 
soldier of the War of 1812) ; Hannah, who m 
Isaac Bid well; Sally, who m Daniel Fiske; 
Noah, who d. y.; and Nancy, who m Latham S. 

3368. Camfield. Phoebe Roberts Halstead, b 
June 27, 1781, m (1) Sept. 15, 1800, David 
Camfiekl; m (2) Mch. 17, 1819, Luther Goble. 
She was the dau. of Dr. Caleb Halstead (1752- 
1827), who m in 1776 Abigail Lyon (1754 — ) 
and the granddaughter of Caleb Halstead 
(1721-1784), who m in 1743 Rebecca Ogden 
(1729-1806). Dr. Caleb Halstead was licensed 
to practice in 1774 and was surgeon to the 
French troops camped near Elizabeth, N. J. 
His sister, Ann, was a heroine in the Revolu- 
tion, and Caleb Halstead, his father, suffered 
much at the hands of the Tories. (Hatfield's 
History of Elizabeth, X. J.; E. D. Halsey's 
Ogden Genealogy of Elizabethtown, N. J., and 
D. A. B. Lineage Book, Vol. XXXY.)—Mrs. 
Henry B. Howell, 158 Magnolia Ave., Jersey 
City, N. J. Mrs. Howell also very kindly offers 
to furnish E. C. E. with any further informa- 
tion on this line if she has not these books. 

3404. (2) Sloctjm. Mrs. Butler S. Mc- 
Kinstru, Registrar Kayendatsyona Chapter, D. 
A. R., Pulton, N. Y., writes that there is a 
Slocum Genealogy published in two volumes, 
by Dr. Charles E. Slocum of Defiance, Ohio, in 
1908. In it. she finds a Samuel who was b in 
1718, in Long Branch, N. J., and m Lydia 
Cook, whose mother was a Webley. They had 
a son, Samuel, b Long Branch in 1745, who m 
(1) Susanna Slocum m (2) Phebe Taihnadge. 
Samuel, son of the second wife, was b in Dutch- 
ess Co., X. Y., and in Margaret Decker, and 
lived near Syracuse, N. Y. 

Mr. Thomas Forsyihe Nelson, 330 A St., 
S. E., Washington, D. C, writes that the Samuel 
Slocum who m Lydia Cook was a Quaker; and 
that Susannah, first wife of Samuel, the 
younger, was a dau. of Peter Slocum and Kathe- 
rine Webley. 

3405. Hayes-Daw son'. Mitts Harriet E. Wil- 
son, Stoimtown, Centre Co., Pa., writes that 
probably the families M. T. are hunting are 


descended from Henry Hayes of Fulhvell, Eng- 
land, who bad l/'OO acres of ]and leased to 
him in Dec, '1700* in Chester Co., Penna. One 
of his sons. Win., m Jane James (b 1707) in 
172-5, and in 17151 moved to Delaware, rear 
Wilmington, where his will was probated in 
178.3. His wife bad died soon after their arri- 
val in Delaware. The other eh. of Henry 

Hayes were: Richard (who m Mary ) ; 

Joseph, who m Jane "Woodward; James, who 
m Mary Cox; John, who m Margaret: Stephen, 
who m .Sarah Hope; Thomas, who m Mary Kirk 
of Christiana Hundred. Delaware; Mary, who 
m Robert Hannum; Rachel, who m Win. Wicker- 
sham: Ruth, who m a Heaney; and Lydia, who 
m Thomas Nichols of Christiana Hundred, 

- William and Jane (James) Hayes had four 
eh.: John, who m Hannah Kirk; David, who 
m Ann Bailey; Sarah, b Dec. 24, 1730, who m 
Jttne 20, 1753. Win. Lamborn of London 
Grove, Chester Co. Ann Lamborn. dau. of 
Robert and Ann (Bourne) Lamborn, was b Oct. 
22, 1766, in Chester Co., Pa., married by Friends' 
Ceremony Sept. 0, 1700, James Dawson (b 
April 23, 1737) in Wibnington, Deb, and d 
Oct. 23, 1815. All their eh. d. unm. except 
Sarah, b Jan. 1, 1790, who m James M. Davis 
and d Aug. 23, 1833. It would be well to 
search the records of Wilmington, Deb, and of 
Chester Co., Pa., for the ancestors of Nancy 
Ann Hayes and John Dawson. 

3112. Utterback. Harman Utterbaek emi- 
grated to this country from Germany in 1718, 
in company with eleven other families and set- 
tled in Licking Run. Va., each on their own 
farm. Their names were: Holtzclaw, Harmon, 
Hoffman, Tillman, Weaver, John Joseph Mar- 
tin, Coon, Waymau, Handback, Hitt and Kem- 
per. The latter (John Kemper) had married 
a daughter of Harmon Utterbaeh in Germany 
in 1716, named Alice. They named the settle- 
ment in Va. Germanna. John and Alice (Utter- 
back) Kemper had a son, Jacob, whose son, 
Henry, moved to Kentucky and was a Baptist 
minister there. He m Letitia Whiteside, and 
settled in Garrard Co., Ky., in 1S00. Mrs. 
Camille Christopher Lwibeclc, 1211 Eleventh 
St., Greeley, Cob, a descendant of John and 
Ailsey '(Utterback) Kemper. The Gen. Ed. 
would add to the above information that Wil- 
liam Settle, a Rev. soldier, who d in Culpeper 
Co., Va., in 1827, had a son, Edward, b in 1781 
or 2, in Culpeper, who m (1) Mary Utterback; 
m (2) Martha Lyons, and d in 1859 or 60 in 
Georgia. Benjamin Utterback was a Rev. sol- 
dier from Va. and received Bounty Land. He 
also applied for a pension. In the pension 
record of Nancy, wid. of George Adams, cf 
Va., who d in service, Charles TJtterbaek of 
Anderson, Ky., in 1838, testified. 

3416. (2) Paixtek. Mrs. S. M. Marshall, 

Regent of the Quemahoning Chapter, D. A. f\.. 
40$j Tioga St., Johnstown, Pa., a descendant 
of the Painter emigrant, Samuel, who settled 
in Chester Co., Pa., in 1711. through a different 
branch, writes that Esther Painter, who m 
William Tate, was the dau. of George Painter, 
b Oct. 30, 171!>, who m Miss Bowman and 
moved to Phila. in 1762. 

3417. Write to the State Librarian, Rich- 
mond, Va., for the Lists of Va. Revolutionary 
Soldiers, published in the summers of 1912 an.; 
1913. The price is $2.50 a volume, I think. For 
Viiginia Militia in the Revolution write the 
McAllister Publishing Co., Hot Springs, Va. 
The price is five dollars. — Gen. Ed. 

(2) The Third and Fifth Smithsonian Re- 
ports include the lists of Ga. Rev. soldiers. 
Write to the National Society D. A. R. for 
those; and if they have exhausted their sup- 
ply, write, to the Government Printing Office, 
Washington, D. C. The above books include 
almost all the lists of Va. soldiers that are 
printed; although the back files of the Va. 
Magazine of Biography, and the William and 
Maty Quarterly have a number of lists hot 
printed in any other pubbication. The current 
number of this magazine will contain a militia 
list of Va. soldiers; and quite a number can be 
found in the Va. Census for 1790 (which is 
really a compilation of various lists of the 
years 1782-5.) 

The 1913 Year Book of the Kentucky S. P., 
compiled by Samuel M. Wilson, Kentucky State 
Land Office, Frankfort, Ky., contains a list 
of all the land grants given in Ky. to Va. Rev. 
Soldiers for service, and is very valuable. The 
priee of this is $5.00. — Gen. Ed. 

3426. Adams. Mrs. James Vassar French. 
R. F. D. Box 102, Fort V T orth, Texas, Writes 
that it is possible J. L. M. may be descended 
from her ancestor, George Adams, a Rev. sol- 
dier, who married Rachel Reed, and had sons. 
George, John, Thomas and James. George 
(called Little George to distinguish him from 
his father) m Lucinda Levisa Jones ox S. C, a 
dau. of John Jones and sister of John, Jesse, 
Wm. and Thomas Jones. Lucinda (Jones) 
Adams' mother d in Abbeville Dist., S. C, aged 
107 years. George and Lucinda Adams had: 
Lemuel Clayton Adams, who m Caroline Norred 
of Edgefield Dist., S. C. (dau. of Isaac and 
sister of Isaac, Wm. and Marian Norred) ; 
Lucinda L., who m Mr. Parker; and a son, 
William. Little George was in the War of 
1812, rec VI bounty land from U. S. Government 
for his service, and d at Buffalo on Trinity in 
1852, although he had lived at different periods 
of his life in Laurens, Spartanburg, Greens- 
ville, Abbeville, Pendleton and Union Counties, 
S. C\, also at Guilford Co., N. C; St. Clair Co., 
Ala.; Coosa Valley, Falls of Cahawba, Tusca- 
loosa and Centerviile, Ala. In 1837 they moved 


J 91 

from Leak Co., Miss., to Desota Parish, La., 
where Lemuel Clayton Adams d in 1S39 or 40. 
They call John Quiney Adams "cousin," but 
have never been able to trace the exact rela- 
tionship. One of George Adams' brothers 
moved to 111. and another, John, had sons, John, 
Frank and Henry. 

3434. Spencer-Stewart. Mrs. Henry Leigh, 
State Cor. Secretary of Arkansas, Little Rock, 
Ark., is a descendant of Gen. Joseph Spencer, 
and has his record back to the emigrant, 
Gerard Spencer, who settled in Conn, before 
1656. Joseph was b Oct. 5, 1714, in Martha 
Brainerd (dau. of Hczekiah), Aug. 2, 173S; 
was Counsellor of Conn, in May, 1766, and 
continued in office until his death; was Major 
Gen. in the War of the Rev. and d 1789 in 
East Haddam, Conn. He had a son, Joseph, 
who was bapt. July 22, 1750, and also served 
in the Rev. as a surgeon and part of the time- 
as an aid to his father. He m Deborah Selden 
in 1771, and there is distinguished ancestry 
on the Selden side also. 

3435. (4) Brainerd. See answer to 3434. 
Mrs. Leigh has kindly consented to answer any 
question in regard to the Brainerd ancestry, 
also. — Gen. Ed. 

3447. Stout-Kraut. MU'S Katherine Siout 
Bradley, Regent of the Big Spring Chapter, 
Georgetown. Ky., writes that a complete Gene- 
alogy of the Stout Family has never been writ- 
ten, but Dr. W. E. Mitchell of Bayonne, N. J., 
is writing one, and is endeavoring to make it 
complete. (The Gen. Ed. would add that Mrs. 
Robert A. Molyneux, 1622 South Salina St., 
Syracuse, N. Y., has a great deal of Stout data 
she has compiled, a typewritten copy of which 
she will sell for five dollars.) The founder 
of the Stout Family was Richard Stout, who d 
in Middletown, East Jersey, in 1705. Twenty- 
six of his descendants by name of Stout fought 
in the Revolution from X. J., besides many 
others from other states, and many who had 
changed their name by marriage. M, T. M. 's 
line is as follows: (1) Richard Stout, who m 
1624 in America Penelope van Princess; (2) 
Jonathan, who m 1685 Anne Throckmorton 
Bullen; (3) Samuel, b 1709, who m in 1729 
Catherine Simpson, wid. of his cousin, James 
Stout, and had one child only, Samuel Stout 
Jr., b 1730, who m in 1753 Anne Van Dyke, 
daughter of John Van Dyke, who died from 
wounds received at the battle of Monmouth. 
Samuel Stout Jr. became a Capt. in the Rev. 
and had twelve ch.: Abraham, b May 14, 1754, 
m Jane Pettitt; Samuel, b Oct. 28, 1756, m. 
Elinor Crinen ; Catherine, b Nov. 25, 1758, m 
Peter Smith; John VanDyke, b Nov. 5, 1760, 
m. Rachel Rosenkranee; Margaret, b 176?. d y: 
Jonathan, b June 24, 1764, ta 1782, his cousin, 
Rachel Stout, and d 1819; Anna, b Sept. 14, 
1766, m Benjamin Stout; Sarah, b Sept. .19, 

1769, m John Wyckoff; Ira, b July S, 1771, m 
Sarah Burrows; Andrew, b Dec. 29, 1773, m 
Sarah Stout; Elizabeth, b Jan. 29, 1777; and 
Jacob VanDyke, b Sept. 15, 1779, m Anne Bur-. 
tis. A descendant of John and Rachel is there- 
fore entitled to two Rev. ancestors, Samuel 
Stout and John VanDyke. Miss Bradley is a 
descendant of Jonathan and Rachel (Stout) 
Stout, and will gladly furnish M. T. M. with 
any more data on the Stout line that she may 

3452. (2) Wilson-Varnum. Nathaniel "Wil- 
son (1773-1842), who m Abigail Varnum, was 
the son of John Wilson and Jane Lynn. John 
was a son of Joseph Wilson, who in Dec. IS, 
1724, Rebecca Kimball of Bradford, Mass. — 
Airs. J. TV. Richmond, Geneseo, 111. 

(3) Merrill. Aaron Merrill, b Salisbury, 
Mass., 1754, a descendant of Nathaniel Mer- 
rill, the emigrant, applied for a pension in 1S32 
from Hampton Falls, ' ' where he had been liv- 
ing forty-five years." His claim was allowed 
and full particulars can be obtained by writ- 
ing to ' :i The Commissioner of Pensions,. Wash- 
ington, D. C," asking for the pension record 
of Aaron Merrill of Mass. service, S. F. 1695S. 
—Gen. Ed. 

(4) Varnum. If C. McL. R. will write " The 
Regent of the Molly Varnum Chapter,''' Lowell, 
Mass., asking for more information of William 
Varnum, who is recorded as a Rev. soldier by 
the chapter in the last D. A. R. Smithsonian 
Report, it will probably be given her.— 
Gen. Ed. 

3478. Dorsey. John Dorsey, son of Michael 
Dorsey. was a member of a Committee of 
Safety in Md. during the Rev. as also was Ely 
(or if not it was one of the numerous com- 
mittees called by different names in different 
counties, which corresponded to the Committee 
of Safety). There was also a Capt. Ely Dorsey, 
who was a Lieut, of Watkins Independent Md. 
Company, and Capt. of the Second Md. Co. in 
1776. (See Side Lights on Md. History, by 
Mrs. Hester Dorsey Richardson.) — Mrs. Thomas 
Johnston, The Melrose, Washington, D. C. 

3500. Jones. The records of Chesterfield Co., 
Va., are very meager. It is stated on quite 
good authority that the inhabitants of this 
county raised a company themselves, without 
any financial assistance from the Government, 
either State or National, during the Revolution. 
The name of Wm. Salvator Jones does not 
appear in any list of Va. soldiers, nor in the 
list of those who presented Private Claims to 
the Government neither does it appear in the 
list of Rev. pensioners living in Chesterfield 
Co. in 1831, as published in the Va. Historical 
Magazine, Vol, XV. — Gen. Ed. 

3509. Youmans. It would be necessary to 
know more about Benjamin Youman before 
one could hunt intelligently for his service, 


what state he is supposed to have enlisted 
from. etc. No one has entered the D. A. R. on 
the service of a Benjamin Youmans, who d in 
1S30.— Gen. Ed. 

3510. (2) HIGBEE-Allen. It is not prob- 
able that a woman, b 1804, was a first cousin 
of Ethan Allen; but she may have been a rela- 
tive. See ans. to 3509. — Gen. Ed. 

3513. O'Hara (O'Hair). The name of 
Michael O 'Hair does not appear among the list 
of Aides to Washington as given by Heitman, in 
any of the various spellings of the name. — 
Gen. Ed. 

352S. Goold (Gould) -Camp. Abel Camp (b 
1730), who m Abigail Goold, was the son of 
Enos Camp and his wife, Martha Baldwin of 
Milford, Conn., and a descendant of the Camps, 
who were in Milford in 1639. Abel and wife 
moved to New Milford; and his brother, Jonah, 
b 1727, had a son, Goold Camp also, who mar- 
ried and had a dam, Mary Ann., who m Charles 
Whittlesey of New Preston, Conn. There was 
a family of Goulds in Sharon, Conn. — Mrs. 
Tlwrnas E. Johnston, The Melrose, Washing- 
ton, I). C. 

3550. Peacock-Woodward. In the will of 
William Woodward of Liberty Co., Ga., ' ' plant- 
er, " dated Sept. 28, 1791, and recorded in 
Liberty Co., he bequeaths all his cattle and 
slaves to his dau. Ann, then under age; and 
also the plantation ''on which 1 now live, with 
the tract of land thereto adjoining, ' ? also all 

his other estate, real and personal. According 
to tradition Ann was the only child, and h« 
wife had died before him; and this seems prob- 
able, as he states that in case Ann dies without 
heirs the estate shall revert to his brother, John 
Woodward, and his two sisters, Sarah and 
Elizabeth, all of whom resided at that time 
in England. He appointed Francis Codding- 
ton (whose wife was to educate Ann until she 
arrived at age of maturity) as one of the execu- 
tors of his will. William Woodward servec 1 
in the Sixth Va. Regiment (see Va. Rev. Sol- 
diers, Supplement), and it is probable that 
this is the one desired. — Gen. Ed. 

3568. Smith. L. V. W. writes that David 
Smith was b in 1747 and his wife, Mary, was b 

3601. Mills-Farrand. M. L. R. B. write? 
that the name of the orderly Sergeant in the 
Rev. who was one of Washington's scouts was 
Samuel, and not Robert, Mills, as she had 

3637. (3) Huggins. The name of Zadoc 
Hoggins does not appear in the Vt. Rev. Roils; 
but the names of John and Samuel Huggins. 
the latter of whom was from Berkshire Co., 
Mass., are. given as Rev. soldiers.- — Gen. Ed. 

3653. Templeman. The name of Edward 
Templeman does not appear in the lists of Va, 
Rev. Soldiers, although the names of James, 
Nathaniel and Samuel Templeman occur. — Gen. 


Philips. Ten dollars will be given to the fkst person giving names of parents of 
Theopiiilus Philips of Springhill twp., Fayette Co., Penna., who d in 1789; ten dollars 
for the names of the parents of his wife, Ann (supposed to' be Col. Prater of X. J.), 
and twenty-five dollars to the first person giving his line to the emigrant ancestor. Theo- 
piiilus Philips' name first appears as a taxpayer of Springhill twp. (then Bedford Co.) 
in 1772; later in Springhill twp., Fayette Co. He is said to have settled first with Rev. 
James Dunlap in that, part of Fayette Co. which was then Monongalia Co., Va., in 1709; 
but later gave the land to James Dunlap, and moved to Springhill twp. It was on lis 
plantation that the first Court for Monongalia Co., Va., was held; but when the boundary 
line was drawn, and it was found that he was a resident of Penna., he became a loyal 
citizen of that state, as well as did his neighbor, Col. George Wilson (for whom George's 
Creek was named, and who was a Col. in the Rev., dying from the effects of wounds 
received at the battle of Monmouth), one of whose executors he was. He was an officer in 
the Rev., a member of the Assembly of the State of Penna., 1788-89; an Elder in the Mt. 
Moriah Presbyterian church in 1774; one of the trustees to whom Henry Beeson gave 
the land for the first courthouse for Fayette Co., Pa., in March, 1781; and his will, dated 
Aug. 14, 1788, and probated Oct. 10, 1789, mentions his wife, Ann; daughters, Frances, 
Elenor, Elizabeth, Joanna, Mary, Ann and Sarah; sons William, John and Philip. (The 
namo of the youngest son was changed to T neophilias after his father's death; and one 
daughter, Permelia, was born after the making of the will.) William died before reaching 
the age of twenty-one; and in 1819, Elizabeth. an»l her husband, Adolph Eberhart: Joanna, 
and her husband, Thomas Williams, Sarah, and h«?r husband, Balt/.er Kramer; John and his 
wife, Sarah: Theophilus and his wife, Mary (all of Penna.), and Parmelia and her husband, 
Richard Jacobs of Allegany Co., Md., sell property as. the heirs of Ann Philips, deceased. 
The other eh. had evidently u. s. p. before that date. Address any communications to 
Mrs. Amr,$ (}. Draper, Kendall Green, Washington^ J). C 




3653. Templema.v. Official proof of service 
desired of Edward Templeman of Va», said to 
have been at the surrender of Cornwall is at 
Yorktown. lie lived cither in Fauquier or 
Stafford Counties. 

(2) McIxtire-Sixclair. Information desired 
of Alexander Mclntire, and his wife, Sarah Sin- 
clair, lie was a Va. Rev. soldier under George 
Rogers Clarke, and was allotted land in 111. 
for his services. He is buried in Stafford Co., 
Va., but I cannot find out when or where he 
was born. 

(3) Hume-Templemax. Ancestry, with all 
genealogical data, and Rev. service, if any, de- 
sired of Hannah Hume, b 1776, m Fielding 
Templeman, and d in 1823 in Fauquier Co., 
Va. Any information along these lines will be 
greatly appreciated. — G. W. W. 

3651. Hall. Wanted, dates and places of 
birth and marriage of James Hall, a Rev. sol- 
dier of Jefferson, Maine; also ancestry, name 
of wife, etc. According to tradition his wife's 
name was Blackstone, sister to Patience and 
Lydia (who m James' brother, Samuel Hall). 
Wanted, birthplace of his oldest son, John, a 
Rev. soldier, b 1714. 

(2) Whitehouse (Wiiithouse) -Moody. Of- 
ficial proof of service, and dates and places of 
marriage and death desired of Samuel White- 
house, son of Pomfrett and Rebeekah White- 
house, who was b- Dover, X. H., Apr. 15, 1716; 
also date of birth, and official proof of service 
of his son, Samuel, who m Elizabeth Moody in 
Jefferson, Maine, Mch. 17, 1774. — A. C. J. 

3655. Butlek. Where was Richard Butler 
born, and when! Who was his wife? Had 
they other children besides James? Did Rich- 
ard serve in the Revolution, and if not, did 
he serve in the Indian War? Was he cousin 
to Gen. Richard Butler? Would like his war 
record very much. — R. F. A. 

3656. Waite-Tixgle. Would like to corre- 
spond, with any one having the genealogy of 
the Waite family of Delaware. My Amy Waite 
married Jedediah Tingle Sen. and their son, 
Jedediah Jr. was born in 1766. 

(2) Beedle. Joseph Beedle of Va. served in 
the Rev. under Gen. Greene, as many of his 
descendants remember hearing his sons tell of 
it. Official proof of service desired. He was 
in Washington '» army when it crossed the Dela- 
ware; was in the Battle of the Brandywir.e; 
received a grant of land shortly after the Rev. 
war, north of the city of Troy, Miami Co., 
Ohio, from the IT. S. Government. His wife 's 
name was Mary Meek, b 1762. Where was she 
born? Who were her parents/ Is there a Rev. 
record in that line? 

(3) Tixgle-Reedzr. Jedediah Tingle Jr., b 
May 8, 1766, son of Jedediah and Amy (Waite) 

Tingle, mentioned above, ni Elizabeth Reeder, 
b June 4, 1776. Is there any Rev. record on 
either the Tingle or Waite side? They lived 
awhile in Penna. and then moved to Warren 
Co., Ohio. Elizabeth Render was the grand- 
daughter of Joseph Reeder, b Apr. 24, 1710, 
who m Susana Gano, and had the following 
seven children, all of whom were b in N. J.: 
Elizabeth, b Aug. 6, 1741; Joseph, b May 6, 
1743, hi Anna Huff; Mary, b Apr. 10, 1745, m 
Thomas Hubble; Daniel, b June 16, 1747, m 
Rebecca Foster; David, b Mch. 14, 1740; Eli- 
jah, b Dec. 6, 1756; and Cornelius, b 1758, d 
unm. Which of the four sons of Joseph was 
the father of Elizabeth?— W. E. B. 

3657. McCollum-Fordyce. John, George 
and Archibald McCollum came to this country 
with their parents in 1763, settling in Ga. John 
was a Rev. soldier, was taken prisoner by the 
British and carried on a man-of-war to Nova 
Scotia, where he was held until the close of 
the war. He rn there Lucy Fordyce. Official 
proof of service, and any genealogical data in 
regard to this couple desired. 

(2) McCollum-Kixgsbury-Craig. Dr. Asa 
McCollum, son of John and Lucy (Fordyce) 
McCollum, m Hadassah Kingsbury, dau. of 
Josiah and Esther (Craig) Kingsbury of Spen- 
cer, Mass. Esther was the dau. of Robert Craig, 
and his wife, Martha Green (dau. of John 
Green, first settler of Worcester, Mass.). Is 
there any Rev. ancestry in this line? 

(3) Bos well-Clark (Clarke). Elizabeth 
Boswell, b Nov. 17, 1775, in Phila., was the 
dau. of a British General and a Miss Clark or 
Clarke of Phila. Would like all dates of birth, 
marriage and death and official proof of serv- 
ice, if any, of Elizabeth's ancestor on the Clark 
side. Elizabeth m Wm. McCloud in 1793. — 
C. L. McC. 

3658. Lewis. Where can I obtain a gene- 
alogy of the Lewis Family, especially of that 
branch of it that emigrated from Conn, to 
Vt. and finally to western X. Y. ab. 1820. There 
was a father, and his five sons, among them: 
Judson Denby, Abner and Timothy Lewis. They 
arrived near Rochester at the same time that 
the Swift Family settled there. 

(2) Holdex. Desire also a genealogy of the 
Holden Family from Vt., who afterward lived 
near the mouth of the Genesee river in Ironde- 
quoit township. — F. E. H. 

3650. Stearxs-Tillotsox. In the Stearns 
Genealogy, by Mrs. Avis Van Wagenen, p 357, 
the statement is made that Samuel Stearns, b 
Nov. 21, 1783, son of Lieut, and Rachel (Jones) 
Stearns of Lanesboro, Mass., r:i in 1804, Eliza- 
beth Smith, who was the only dau. of Isaac and 
Mary (Tillotson) Smith, and was b May 5, 
17*4, and d Oct. 16, 1856. Information desired 


of this Mary or Molly Tilfotson, -who m Isaac 
Smith, and 'whose dau. m Samuel Stearns. — 

£. P. S: 

3660. KADCLiFF-TRAriiOGEX. Cornelius Rad- 
cliff, son of Joachim Radeliff, and Helletje 
Hogeboon, m Eebecca Traphagen and had a 
dan., Elizabeth, who m Benjamin Scule. All 
dates aru places of birth and death desired, 
also official proof of service of Cornelius Ead- 
cliffe. He had a brother, William, -who was a 
Major in the Rev., but I can find no record of 
Cornelius.— ST. W. S. M. 

3C61. Somerville-Holliday. James Somer- 
ville m Ruth Holliday of Hollidaysburgh, 
Peima. Official proof of service and all gen. 
data concerning James Somcrville desired. They 
had: David, who m his second cousin, Patsy 
Galbreath; Jane, who d at 18 yrs.j Mary 
(Polly) j who m Andrew Scott; Win., who m 
Jane Latterly; Rhoda, who m Andrew Allen; 
Margaret, who d num.; Ruama, who m David 
Crawford, and died with the entire family in 
an epidemic; Ruth, who m Matthew Conrad; 
James, who m Susan Storer; and John, who 
d at 20 yrs. 

(2) Holliday. Ancestry of Ruth Holliday, 
who m James Somerville, with all gen. data, and 
official proof of service, if any. It is sup- 
posed that her father's name was William. — 
C. S. 

3662. MacPeake. My grandfather was 
Mason MaePeake of New York City and his 
father was named Thomas MaePeake. Did 
they have any Rev. ancestry? Mason Mae- 
Peake in Petronilla Alvarez, a Chilian lady; 
and their daughter m Wm. Hettenhausen, who d 
in Rio de Janeiro. Any information relating 
to the MaePeakes will be gratefully received. — 

/. r. a. 

3663. Denham-Ball. Obed Denham, b 1747, 
probably in Va., m Mary Ball, a relative of the 
mother of George Washington, and moved to 
Kentucky, where he died in 1817. She was b 
in 1752. and d in Ky. in ISIS. Did he have a 
Rev. record?— E. P.S. 

366-4. Rundell - Close - Palmer. Hester 
Bundle, b May 19, 1730, d Mch. 2, 1799, m 1752, 
Samuel Palmer (1719-1796). He had sons, 
James and Moses." ' Hester 's ancestry desired, 
with dates. James Palmer, son of Samuel and 
Hester, was b Jan. 13, 1753, and m Elizabeth 
Close, and some of their ch. settled in western 
X. Y. Is there any Rev. ancestry in either 
of these lines?— C. McL. B. 

3665. Seguin (Segutne). Can anyone tell 
me anything of the Seguin Family of Staten 
Island? In a family Bible is this statement: 
"At Staten Island, Nov. 29, 1724, my son, 
Lotils -Tamos Seguin, was married to — - Mam- 
bruei. On 27th Sept., 1725, was born my son, 
• ranuh: Segtiine, baptised by Mr. De Bon Repa, 
-Minister of the French church of Siateu Island. 

(2) Wires. Margaret Wires m Jacob 
Seguin Dec. 11, 17S1. Bishop Moore performed 
the ceremony. Can anyone tell me anything 
more about her? — TV. A. 

3666. Lowe. Did a descendant of Vincent 
Lowe, who settled in Talbot or St. Mary's Co., 
Maryland, ab. 1675, and who was called 
"brother" by Lord Baltimore, serve in the 
Revolution?— E. S. L. 

3667. Howe-Wood. Jesse Howe, b Conn.. 
175S, m Oct. 24, 17S2, Mary Wood of Pound- 
ridge, Westchester Co., X. Y. Jesse was a Rev. 
soldier, and also served in the War of 1812. 
His widow was allowed a pension in 1844, and 
was at that time residing in Erie Co., N. Y., 
and was S4 yrs. old; in 1S4S, was still living 
Information desired of the parents of Mary 
Wood, with all gen. data, and Rev. service,* it 

(2) Root-Sutherland. Who were the par- 
ents of Sally Sutherland, who m Asahel Root, 
a son of Jacob Root (b 1752, Gilead, Conn., m 
1777). He was a Rev. soldier, and was 
wounded at Stony Point; lived at Kinderhook, 
Schodack and Fort Ann, X. Y. He d in 1835, 
and his wife, who was b 1760, d 1842. The 
records of the Sutherland family desired.— 
M. E. 

366S. Hannah. What is the name of the 
wife of John Hannah of Penna., an officer in 
the Rev.; also, who were his children? 

(2) ORR. William Orr was an officer in the 
Rev. from Penna. Will someone give me the 
names of his wife and children, with all gen. 

(3) Nixon. The same information is de- 
sired of Henry Nixon of Virginia. 

(4) Julian. Ty anted, also, the same in for 
mat ion of John Julian of Virginia. 

(5) Cook. Desire similar information of 
William Cook of Virginia. Wm. Cook was b 
and raised in Amherst Co., but served in the 
Rev. from Edgefield Dist., S. C.—Tf. E. B. 

3669. Nicholson. Prior to the Rev. three 
Xicholson brothers came to this country, prob- 
ably from Scotland; one settled in Maryland, 
one in Tenn. and one in S. C. Rev. service 
desired of the one who settled in Pendicler; 
District, S. C, also the name of his wife, and 
all gen. data. One of their sons married a 
lady from Ala., and moved to Miss., where ho 
became a prominent Judge. — L, M. U. 

3670. Mansox-Pegram. Information de- 
sired of the ancestry cf Mary Manson, who m 
Major Baker Pegrani of Dinwiddie Co., Va., 
in 1766 or 7. Was she a dau. of Robert Man- 
son, a Va. soldier of the Revolution? 

(2) Harper Pegram. Information desired 
of the aucestry of Rebecca Harper, b Sept. 
28, 1777, Dinwiddie Co., Va., who m Edward 
Pegram and d in Brunswick Co.. Va., in 1824! 
Were her parents Joseph Wells Harper and 
Elizabeth Scott f 



(3) KlNG-MlDDLETON. Information desired 
of the ancestors of Miehael King and his wife, 
Middle Middleton, both of whom, d near Nat- 
chez, 'Miss., ab. 1830 or before 1838. Their 
oldest child, now ninety years old, is living, 
but can remember little of her family history. 

(4) Seatox. Information desired of James 
M. Seafdn of Franklin Co., Tenn., who d in the 
sixties at an advanced age. lie is supposed 
to have come from Va. to Tenn. 

(5) Baker-Pegram-Oglesby. Col. Daniel 
Baker came to this country ab. 1742, presum- 
ably from England. He had several sons and 
one daughter, Mary Scott, who m Edward P'e- 
gram and resided in Dinwiddie Co., Va. After 
his death, his wid. in. Patrick Oglesby. In- 
formation desired of Daniel Baker. What was 
the name of his wife? Who were his sons J 
Did he serve ill the Revolution in auy capacity? 

3671. Traylor. Official proof of service de- 
sired of Archer Traylor of Chesterfield Co., Va. 

(2) Ciiafpell. James Chappeli d Oct. 1, 
1776, in Amelia Co., \a., aged 54 years. His 
four sons served in the Rev. Did James ren- 
der any aid before his death which will entitle 
his descendant? to recognition in the D. A. R.? 

(3) Case. Henry Case died in Chesterfield 
in .1779; was a wealthy planter and very patri- 
otic in sentiment. Did he render any aid before 
his death? 

(4) Dance. Edward Dance was living in 
Chesterfield Co. in 17S3. Did he serve in the 

(5) Sutherland. Sanders Sutherland was 
living at the beginning of the Rev. war in Cas- 
well Co., N. C, but afterward moved to Va., 
where he was living in 1800*, in Albemarle Co. 
Hem (2) Martha Davis. Did he have Rev. 
service? — K. G. 

3672. Harrison-Contee. John Harrison and 
Catherine Contee, his wife, had ten "children. 
John Jr. was a surgeon iu the U. S. Navy; 
Anne, who m John Beatty; Jane, who m (1) 
Mr. Clagett, m (2) Mr. Dement; Elizabeth, 
who m Roger Nelson, a Lieut, in the Rev. and 
General in the War of 1812 ; Grace, who m Mr. 
Tyler; Sarah Contee, who m Col. Henry War- 
ing; Alexander; Theodore, who m Eliz. Smith, 
and d. s. p.; Grace, who m Mr. Hollyday; and 
Barbara, who % m John Read Magruder. Did 
John Harrison, himself, or his father, serve in 
the Revolution? From what branch of the 
Harrisons did John descend ? 

(2) Why do not the State Regents of the 
Colonial states take up the question of copying 
the old court records, as so many of them 
have never been published? — 11. N. TV. 

3073. Latimer. Thomas Latimer, with 
brothers James and Thomas, emigrated from 
Carriekforgus, Ireland, to thi? country in 179S, 
and landed at Charleston, S. C. Thomas went 
North, and in the Adirondack region of N. Y. 

married Margaret Foor (or. Foord). Margaret 
was the uau. of a girl who was captured by 
the Indians before the Rev. or during that 
struggle, and eared for by them until she was 
eighteen, when she was taken to Montreal by 
her Indian foster father, and was about tu 
be sold. A British officer, Major Provost, pur- 
chased her, took her to his home in Albany, 
and cared for her as his own child. She after- 
wards m James Food and moved to Cherry 
Valley, settling on a farm given them by 
Major Provost. At the time of the raid of 
Cherry Valley James was away; and on his 
return from the mill he found his house in 
ashes, six inches of snow on the ground, and 
his wife and two little daughters in a small 
out-house. They were immediately placed in 
the wagon instead of the grist, and started 
for Albany,, never returning to Cherry Valley. 
Margaret was one of the two children. Accord- 
ing to another tradition, James Food was an 
Englishman who fought in the French and In- 
dian War; was held prisoner by the Indians 
for IS yrs., but at close of war went to Albany, 
where he met and m Betsey Prevost, a child 
who had been adopted by Gov. Prevost. whose 
parents were massacred by the Indians. Can 
anyone give me the official proof of this tradi- 
tion f-r IF. TV. L. 

3674. Rucker- White. Cornelius Rucker m 
Elizabeth White in Orange. Co., Va., between 
17s0 and 1790. Did they have a, son, Fielding 
Rucker? Did Cornelius, have a brother, Field- 
ing?— E. A. S. 

3675. Catlett-Gwathmey. Thomas Cat- 
lett rn Ann Gwathmey; and Benjamin Catlett 
m Mary Gwathmey. Both are said to have 
been daughters of Owen Gwathmey and Han- 
nah Temple. Where can I find information 
in regard to this line? — E. G. M. 

3676. Van Wormer-Brotver -Alger. Henry 
Van Wormer b 1728, m Catalina Brower and 
is buried in Fort Ann, N. Y. Their son. Jacob, 
b 1749, m Polly Alger and had a son, Peter, 
who is said to have had the Bible record of 
the family. Does anyone know the whereabouts 
of this Bible, and its contents? Peter's de- 
scendants are supposed to have settled in Os- 
wego Co., N. Y. Both Henry and Jacob 
served with distinction in the Rev. Did Jacob 
have a brother, John? — E. A. D. 

3677. Gresham-Thorntox. Thomas Gres- 
ham, who m Mary Thornton, is said to have 
served in the Rev. He lived in Ga. shortly 
after the Rev. and is supposed to have married 
there. Did he serve with the Ga. troops ? He 
moved to Tenn. soon afterwards, and then to 
Lauderdale Co., Ala. He had eight ch. : John, 


George, Philemon, Jarred, Win, 

Katharine and Eliz. John m Eliz. Richardson; 
Thomas m Mary Richardson (sister of John's 
wife) ; George m 


m Delila Files (sister of Margaret) ; Jarred 
ni Susan Morrison; Eliz. in Mr. .Rice; Katha- 
rine m Mr.. ^vVil lis. Cnn anyone tell me any- 
thing about either family, especially as to Kev. 
service? — B. J. B. 

3678. Hall. Official proof of service de- 
sired of Timothy Hall, son of John and Abi- 
gail (White) Hall, b Scituate, Mass., Dec. 5, 
1714. Also wish proof of service of Timothy 
Jr., son of the above, who was b Oct. 13, 17-15, 
and m Nov. 28; 1765, Lydia Sylvester. — M. 

r. i:. 

3679. Talbott. The Md. Archives, Vol. 
XVITI, gives service in two places of John 
Talbott: P 53, "Enlisted by John E. Harvard 
of Baltimore Co. "Passed by fm. Hyde, Bal- 
timore Town, July 17, 1776," and p 70, "En- 
rolled by Thomas Burke. Passed by Thomas 
Muse and Robert Harrison, Aug. 8, 1776.'' 
My ancestor was John Lawrence Talbott, b 
1750. His wife was Henrietta. Phillips (see 
Warfield's "Founders of Anne Arundel and 
Howard Counties, Md."). Can you tell me 
whether these records pertain to John Law- 
rence Talbott or whether he fought in the Kev. 
war'?— A. W. TV. 

3680. Culp-McKixney. Wanted, informa- 
tion that will help to establish D. A. R. eligi- 
bility on the .following lines: "Ben Gulp, the 
grandfather of Winfield Scott Gulp, came to 
Chester Co., S. C, from Penna. He had a 
brother who was a prominent citizen of S. C. 
and lived on the Pee Dee River; another 
brother was known to have been a Col. in the 
Rev. from S. C. Barbara Culp, his sister, was 
scalped by the Indians and left for dead on 
a big flat rock on the banks of Fishing Creek. 
She m Wm. MeKinney, who was also said to 
have been a Whig Patriot." Any help on 
this line Mil be appreciated. — C. TV. P. 

3681. Moffitt-Thrift. Josiah Mofntt is 
said to have been a Rev. officer. His daugh- 
ter, Hannah, m Wm. Thrift, June 16, 1791, 
and d in Ohio in 1862. Her husband was a Rev. 
soldier and the first Baptist minister in Knox 
Co., Ohio. Both Moffitts and Thrifts were from 
Loudon Co., Va. Mrs. Moffitt is said to have 
rendered service, also. Information desired, 
and official proof of service. 

(2) Denman. Information desired of the 
Rev. service of Wm. Denman, b Springfield, 
N. J., 1746, m Prudence Bedford (a Passaic 
Valley family) and d 1817 in Knox Co., Ohio. 
After marriage they removed to the vicinity 
of Morristown, N. J. In Wm. Denman 's grist- 
mill, still partially preserved, some of Wash- 
ington's soldiers were housed one very cold 
winter; a battle was fought on his farm, and 
his wife, Prudence, was hurried to the fort by 
a soldier just before it began. My great- 
grandfather, who was one of the children of 
Wm. and Prudence, often told how she and 

her baking were hurried from the house; and 
that during his childhood he dug bullets out of 
the log house with his jack-knife- Yet 1 have 
searched everywhere for official proof and come 
to the Geu. Department as a last resort. The 
services of Philip (b 174P) a'.:d Matthias Den- 
man (b 1751) were rewarded by land grants; 
but the service, of William ami his father, 
Philip, of Springfield, who supplied cattle ?<> 
Washington's soldiers, seems very difficult to 
prove. — A. L. X. 

3682. Which were the thirteen original 
states? Was Vermont one of them? 

(2) Van Vliet-Decxer. Benjamin Van 
Vliet (or Van Fleet) was bapt. Jan. 28, 172s, 
m (1) Johanna Westfall and had a son, Samuel 
b Jan. 25, 1759. Johanna d and Benjamin in 
(2) Gretje (or Margaret) Dekker (or Decker ), 
a widow. Who was she, and what was hex 
maiden name? They had a dau., Annetje (or 
Hannah) who was b Mch. 3, 1764. Benjamin 
was the son of Jan Van Vliet and Jesynt j •• 
Swartwout. Did Jan have any Rev. record? 

(2) Van Voorhis. On the inside of the 
cover of an old book on the Roman religion, 
printed ] 610 in London by W. Stansby for 
W. Burre, I find the following notes: John 
Vanvoorhis Sen. Catherine Vanvoorhis, her 
book, 1751. Barbre, his sister; Catherine, his 
sister; Jean, his sister; Henry, his brother; 
Mary, his sister; Cornelius, his brother; 
Elanah, his sister; Sarah, his sister; Zacha- 
riah, his sister. Cattrina Vanvoorhis. Her 
Book. Can anyone tell me of this family? 

(3) Jenks-Webb. What was the name or 
the wife of John Jenks, who was fatally 
wounded at the battle of Lexington or Bunker 
Hill and was carried with others to a church 
in Concord, where he died that night? Who 
were his parents, and his brothers and sisters;' 
All information in regard to the family desired. 
The above John Jenks had a son who left 
home at the age of eleven and went as a drnm- 
mer boy in the army and remained until the 
close of the war, when he went as a cabin boy 
to sea, and in time became a captain of a 
vessel which plied between Norway and this 
country. While on board vessel he learned 
medicine, and later became a physician and (1 
Oct. 19, 1843. He was b 1768 or 70, and m 
Penelope Webb (b 1775), who also d in North 
umberland; Wyoming Co., Pa. He was marrie>i 
to her in Orange Co., N. Y. Who were her 
parents? Did they have any Rev. servicer 
Was she a relative of the Bennett family I 
John Seymour Jenks, who was b 176S or 70 in 
Providence, R. -L, tells about his family in his 
pension, application. — }1. C. C. 

3683. Sweetzer-Smith. Paul Sweetzer teats 
the father of Polly (Mary), who m my great- 
grandfather, Noah Smith. Was his Wife narne<| 
Mary Hart, and was Mary the daughter of 
John Hart, who bought the old Snath home- 



stead in South Reading (now Wakefield), 
Massachusetts? Would like to get any data 
ab. the Hart and Sweetzer families. — L. F. W. 
• 3GS4. Fuller. Matthew Fuller was b near 
Lake Champlain in 1705. When he was about 
seventy years old he was taken to the ''great 
Indian town" in Canada, and made to run 
the gauntlet for his life. His sou, who had 
also been taken captive, helped his father to 
save his life by running ahead and warding off 
the blows as best he could. When they had 
almost completed the race, a big Indian sprang 
out, yelling, ' ' Fuller, you shall not escape. ' ' 
The two men evaded his blow, however, by a 
frantic leap for liberty, and were saved; but 
the old man was so exhausted that he died 
soon after. — L. H. D. 

3685. Compton. Nathan Compton, b New 
Brunswick, N. Jersey, Jan. 29, 1795. He m 
Sarah Clendennin, one of the eleven ch. of 
John Clendennin, who was b Harford Co., Md., 
Mch. 1, 1767, and his wife, Eliz. Glasgow, b 
Cecil Co., Md., Aug. 28, 1775. Did any of 
these or their ancestors serve in the Eev. war? 
— F. A. C, 

36s6. Weeeler-Eoe-inson. Samuel Wheeler 
m Margaret Eobinsen, and lived in Ya. His 
father was said to have been a Eev. pensioner. 
Can. anyone tell me his first name? 

(2) Taylor. John Taylor, born early in the 
Eighteenth Century, married and had ten ch., 
the oldest of whom was Simon, b Jan. 17, 1784; 
and the youngest Sary, b Jan. 7, 180S. Who 
was his wife, and did he serve in the Eev. war? 
—S. T. C. 

3687. McConeck. According to tradition 
my ancestor was a minute man from Mass. 
and died the day following the Battle of 
Bunker Hill, from heat prostration or fatty de- 
generation of the heart, caused by his exer- 
tions on that day. His last name was Mc- 
Coneck, but I cannot tell whether it was David 
or John. His two sons, William and John, 
enlisted at the same time. The family dropped 
the Mc in the second or third generations and 
the fourth generation changed the spelling to 
Conic, which makes the search more confusing; 
but my ancestor, John, son of the one of whom 
I am inquiring, was registered in the Pension 
Bureau as McConiek. Any information in re- 
gard to this family will be gratefully received. 
L. W. G. 

3688. Bennet. Where can I find record of 
the Bennet Family, and did any of the family 
have Eev. service? — M. B. V. 

3689. Elgin. Where can T find anything 
of the Elgin family of Virginia,, some of whoso 
members later moved to Kentucky? Was there 
any Eev. service in that line? — J. B. H. 

3690. Whiting-Brad ford-Simpson. Sylvana 
Whiting, b ab. 1774, lived in Jefferson Co., 
N. Y., where perhaps she was born. She m 
Mr. Sampson, and her dau., Sylvana, m 

Charles Damon of Eichland, N. Y. According 
to tradition Sylvana Whiting was the grand- 
daughter of either Ebenezer or Gamaliel Whit- 
ing, who was the son of Elizabeth (Bradford) 
Whiting, and grandson of William Bradford 
of the Mayflower. This Sylvana Whiting may 
have come from Yt. Is there any Eev. service 
in the Hue? 

3691. Askew. Was John Askew (1735-1820) 
a Eev. soldier? He lived in Bertie Co., N. C. 
What was his wife's name? 

(2) CHILE'S. Did either John, William or 
Samuel Chiles of Virginia serve in the Eevolu- 

(3) Hargraves. What was the name of the 
wife of Col. Francis Hargraves of Virgina? — 

V. s. c. 

3692. Starbird. Simeon Starbird was a Eev. 
soldier from N. H. and served in the Second 
N. H. regiment from Sept. 16, 1776. His 
wife's name was Betsey Caverly. When and 
where was he born? What were the names of 
his children?— C. M. T. 

3693. Hindman-Boyd. Who were the par- 
ents of Alexander Hindman and his wife, Mary 
Boyd, of Eoekbridge Co., Ya.? Their ch., as 
far as known, were: Eobert, b Oct. 25, 1774, 
m Miss MeAlvain; Polly, m John (or John 
Stephen) Hopkins; Jane, m Ananias Coffey; 
Eebecca, m James Watts. The Hindmans 
emigrated to Adair Co., Ky., where Alexander 
purchased land June 6, 1803. The warrant is 
signed by Gabriel Slaughter, Lieut. Gov. and 
acting Governor. Is there any Eev. service in 
this line! 

(2) Hopkins. Who were the parents of John 
Stephen Hopkins, who m Polly Hindman, and 
is there Eev. service in his line? 

(3) Coffey-Hays. The parents of Ananias 
Coffey v^ere Nebuzarraden Coffey (called 
Zarah) and his wife, Sallie (or Betsey) Hays. 
Their ch. were: Fielden, who m his cousin, 
Cclia Coffey; Joel, who m Jennie Coffey, sister 
of Celia; Salathiel, who m Anna Lynch; Polly, 
who m Joseph McDowell McMillan; Hays, who 
m Poliy Burkett; Louis, who m Cassy Coffey, 
a distant cousin; Betsey, who m James Lester; 
Ananias, who m Polly Hindman; li Zarah" 
was a native of N. C. Is there Eev. service in 
this line?— IT. B. L. 

3694. $pence?.-Watkins. Thomas Spencer 
m Elizabeth Flourr.oy (b Dec. 5, 1721) and d 
in 1793. Their son, John, married Saliie Wat- 
kins. Did Thomas Spencer serve in the Eev. 
war? Who were the parents of Eliz. Fiournoy, 
and did they have Eev. service? 

(2) Watkins. Thomas Watkins of Swift 
Creek, Powhatan Co., Va., had eight ch., four 
boys and four girls. Thomas, the third ch., 
called Thomas Watkins of Chiekahommy, m 
Miss Anderson, sister of Claiborne Anderson, 
and d in 1783. Wanted, ancestry of this Miss 
Anderson, and Eev. record of her father, if 


any, and* also of both Thomas .Wat kins. — 
B. S. JV. 

§635, Hamilton. VTbo were the parents of 
Stewart Hamilton of N". C, and also of his 
wife 1 

(2) Daniel- Whitehead. Who were the 
parents of Martha Julia Daniel, who m John 
Whitehead of Burke Co., Ga., and had a brother, 
Louis Daniel? 

(3) Whitehead. Is there a Rev. record, 
military or civil, for Thomas or Reason Ys'hite- 
head, the latter of whom d in Ga. ab. 17S3? 

(4) Stanley- West. Who were the parents 
of Charity Stanley who m James West in 
Kins ton, X. C, and was there Rev. service in 
any of the above lines? — A. H. H. 

3696. Ball. What relation was James Ball, 
wife Susan, of Chesterfield Co., Va., to Mary, 
mother of George Washington? — E. H. If. 

3697. Comstock. Ransford Conistock, En- 
sign of the 7th Co., 3rd reg't, Conn. Militia, 
was the son of Peter, called Capt. Peter Corn- 
stock. Official proof of Rev. service of Peter 
desired.— C. A. 

369S. Cauthox-Williaaison. Thomas Cau- 
ihon (or Cauthern) m Rebecca Williamson and 
lived near Camden, Lancaster Dist., S. C He 
was b ab. 1774, m ab. 1798, and moved to Ga. 
in 1S28. According to family tradition the 
father of each of them served in the Rev. Offi- 
cial proof, with all gen. data, desired. — P. TV. 

3699. Watson. In the Ya. State Library 
list of Rev. Soldiers, Yol. II, I find the name 
James Watson, Capt. Louisa Co. Militia — And. 
Ace:s., 1779-S0-93. I also find his name in 
Heitman's Register as Capt. Va. Militia, 1779- 
81; also in Early Ya. Immigrants I find the 
same name, p 347. Do all these references 
refer to the same James Watson? Would like 
names of his ch., whom they married, dates of 
birth, death, etc., also name of James Watson 's 
wife. What relation was the above named 
James Watson to Douglas Watson, who m Mar- 
garet Park and was a Lieut, in the Rev. from 
Ya. (see- Va. Soldiers, p 460).— L. C. M. 

3709. Where can a list of the names of all 
Eev. soldiers be found? 

(2) Parks. Is there a record of the Rev. 
service of Simeon Parks; if so, where can it 
be obtained? 

(3) C20SMAN. Wat Crosman, b Conn., 1757, 
is said to have served in the Rev. OfScial proof 
of service desired. — N. B. II. 

3701. Drake. Julia Arm Drake, b 1807, 
probably in Bainbridge, N. Y., m Wm. Cleve- 
land, who afterwards lived in Elmira, N. Y. 
She had a brother, William, and a sister, Lo- 
vil'? Brake. Ancestry, with all gen. data, and 
Rev. record, if any, desired. — B. AI. TV. 

(2) Moore. Robert Moore, b Jan. 11, 1787, 

d June 12, 1S63. He m Mary Grafins (Grafm.s . 
Mch. 23, 1S13. He was b near Williamsport. 
Pa., and shortly after marriage moved to Brad- 
ford Co., Pa. He had nine ch.: Elizabeth, 
Jane, Juliana, Mary, Sarah. Elizabeth, Ethan, 
Abraham and Catherine. Robert had a brother, 
Richard Moore, who was a printer in Lawrence- 
burg, Ind., and d ab. 1S2S.— B. 21. W. 

3702. Miller. Information desired of the 
Miller family of Culpeper Co., Ya., especially 
of one Michael Miller, who d in Ohio, and was 
said to have been a Capt. in the Rev. 

(2) Williams. Information desired of the 
Williams family of Hagerstown, McL, especially 
of Charles Williams, who d in Ohio, and is said 
to have been a Col. in the Rev. 

(3) Webb-Boone. John Webb, a Quaker of 
Berks Co., Pa., m Mary Bcone, aunt of the Ky. 
pioneer, Daniel, and d in 1774. He had sous: 
Joseph, Samuel, Benjamin, James, Moses and 
John. Am anxious to correspond with the de- 
scendants of any of these sous. 

(4). Ball. Was a branch of the Va. Ball 
family, from which Mary Ball, mother of 
George Washington, sprang, found in Penna. 
previous to the Revolution? Did the members of 
it do service at that time. Did any members of it 
go North after the Revolution? Please make 
the relationship between the two lines Quite 
clear.-- M. J. S, 

3703. Williams -LrvERMORE. Ancestry de- 
sired of Hepzibeth Williams, b Jan. 6, 1754, 
who m Abraham Livermore, a Rev. soldier, at 
Weston, Mass., Apr. 9, 1772, and moved with 
him to Chenango Co., X. Y., had a family of 
nine ch. and d Paris Hill, N. Y., Jan. 28, 1850. 

(2) Salisbury-Liveraiore. Ancestry desired 
of Deborah Salisbury, b July 4, 1790, Sara- 
toga, 1ST. Y., m at Cincinnatus, X. Y. Abel, 
son of the above Abraham Livermore, b May 11, 
1806, and d at Earlviile, X. Y., Mch. 24, 1858. 
They lived in Chenango Co., N. Y .— S. E. G« 

3704. Xewton. Jason Xewton, a Rev. sol- 
dier, said to have moved from Xew Miitord. 
Conn., to Lanesboro, Mass., ab. 1774, had a 
son, Jason Jr., and also Philo, Sidney X. and 
probably others. What was the name of his 
wife? Please give full gen. data. 

(2) Chase. Desire birth, marriage and 
death dates of the first wife of Thomas Chase, 
said to have lived in X. Y. near Saratoga 
Springs, and who rn (2) Miss or Mrs. Wood. 
lie is known to have had one dau. by his first 
marriage, Tryphosa, who m Capt. Aaron Hall, 
and lived in Greenfield, X. Y. 

(3) Brow^-Angell. Who were the parents 
of Martha Brown, wife of Eseeh Angeli? She 
d ab. 1808 in Pownol Vt, and may have been 
born in Providence, R. I. Was she a sister or 
daughter of Capt. Wm. Brown of Mass.? Givf 
fall gen; data.— t. II. B. 



3705. Hay. Official proof of service desired 
of Win. Hay of Prince Edward Co., Va*, ^vbo 
m Sarah Galloway of same Co. and moved ab. 
1797 to Bourbon Co., Ky. His son, James Hay, 
m Mary Ward and were the parents of my 
mother, Sarah Galloway Hay, who m James 
Champion Napier. — J/. N. V. 

3706. Sheeley. Wanted official proof of 
Major John Sheley's (Sheeley) Rev. service, 
with data concerning him and his wife, Ann 
Ridgeway. He was b in Jefferson Co., W. Va., 
Sept. 17, 1757, d Scott Co., Ky., 1825. Mar- 
ried near Harpers Ferry, 177S, she was b Mch. 
20, 1759. Family tradition say he served on 
staff of Washington. 

(2) White-Gale. Who were parents of Win. 
White, b May 13, 1765, d Mch. S, 1864, m Sept. 

15, 1795, to Nancy Gale, born , d Apr. 

9, 1809? Who were parents of Nancy Gale? 

(3) Lynes-Meller. Would like ancestry of 
Joseph Lynes, who married Mary Miller in 
Kentucky and came to Mo. in 1S05. To what 
family did Mary Miller belong? 

(4) Kilbukn. Information regarding Rev. 
service of Jehiel Kilburn, who lived in Litch- 
field, Conn., and who was a Sergeant in Col. 
Bradley 's reg 't.— E. S. W. 

3707. Heath. Would like the ancestry of 
Abigail Heath, b Aug. 15, 1790, who m Elipha- 
let Owen, who was b in Tolland, Conn., in 
1784. They afterwards lived in western New 
York.— #. M. C. 

(2) Hibbard. Wanted, ancestry of Mar- 
garet Hibbard, who was b in Windham, Conn., 
1757, and m Frederick Owen, a Eev. soldier. 
They lived in Tolland, Conn., and had a large 
family of children. I understand there is a 
Hibbard Genealogy. — B.. 7 If. C. 

(3) Wolcott. Wanted, ancestry of Hannah 
Woleott, who m H. Ezra Ludden of Williams- 
burg and afterwards lived in East Hampton, 
Mass.; is buried there; d in 1788. She had 
relatives. Jonathan and Miriam Wolcott. — 
H. M. C. 

(4) Church, Wanted, ancestry, Rev. service 
or any information regarding Wm. Harrison 
Church and his wife, Molly, who were living 
in Onondaga, N. Y., in 1827. Children are 
Lorinda, Jujie, Mary, Phillip. Wm. Harrison 
Church is said to be brother to Col. Jonathan 
Church.— H. M. C. 

3708. Green. The "One Hundred and Fif- 
tieth Anniversary of Waltham, 1888, " pub- 
lished at Waltham, Mass., 1893, gives on pp 
96, 97 and 98 several amounts paid to Ben- 
jamin Green for services during the American 
Revolution. Was lie the Benjamin Green of 
Waltham, b Dec. 2, 1732, m dpi. 1, 1756, Mar- 
tha Brown, &a«, of Ebene?.er and Abigail 
( Adams) Brown, and died at Lexington, Mass., 
Oct. 26, 18221 

(2) Waterhottse. Capt. James Waterfcouse 

m at Mt. Desert, Me., Jan. 6, 1S17, Sarah Ward, 
dau. of Benjamin and Sarah (Richardson) 
Ward. The marriage record at Mt. Desert 
credits him to Portsmouth, N. H. She was 
bis second wife. He was lost at sea in the 
winter of 1827-8, when he was about 5^5 years 
of age. A son, Roderick Randon, by his first 
wife, was lost with his father. Can anyone 
furnish me the names of the parents of James 
Waterhouse or the name of his first wife? 

(3) Ward. Benjamin Ward, father of Sarah 
Ward, above, was born in Boston, Dec, 1764. 
Married June 17, 1786, Sarah, dau. of Thomas 
and Margaret (Gott) Richardson of Mt. Desert, 
Me. Died in 1849. Names of parents of Ben- 
jamin and Rev. service very much desired. 

(4) Day. Luke Day, "b July 2, 1706, of 
West Springfield, Mass., m Jerusha Skinner of 
Windsor, Nov. 9, 1734, and d in 1791 or 2. 
Hi3 son, Thomas, b Oct. 27, 1745, of West 
Springfield, m Joanna Noble of Westtield, 
Mass., Sept. 1767. Did either Luke or his son 
Thomas render Rev. service? 

(5) Doud. Jesse Hurlbert Doud was b Mch. 
9, 1S07 (?), at Hubbardton, Vt., the only son 
of his father by a seeond wife. The Vermont 
Census, 1790, credits to Hubbardton, Rutland 
Co., Vt., a Peleg Doud, with three males over 
16 and 4 white females; also Peleg Doud Jr., 
with one male and two females. Was either 
one the ancestor of Jesse Hurlbert Doud? T 
would very much like to learn his ancestry. 

(6) Hobbs. Abram Hobbs is said to have 
been a Rev. soldier from Va. He had a dau., 
Mary, who m John, son of Abraham and Pa- 
tience (Patterson) Parmenter. Abraham Par- 
menter was a pensioner for service in Massa- 
chusetts; went from Sudbury, Mass., to Potter 
Co., Pa., later to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he 

ted. Info 



?£ard to Abram 

Hobbs is desired. — L. A. N. 

3709. Lane. — Hilary Lane m Sarah and 
lived in Barren Co., Ky. He served in the War 
of 1812 in a Tenn. regiment; moved to Har- 
rison Co., Ind., ab. 1821. Can anyone tell me 
the names of his wife and children, with all 
gen. data concerning them; also ancestry of 
both Hilary and his wife, Sarah, with Rev. 
record, if any? 

(2) Chrisler-Weaver. Henry Chrisler (or 
Crisier), b 1737, m Elix. Weaver at Cuipeper 
Co., Va,, ab. 1760; and is said to have served 
in the Eev. Official proof desired. 

(3) BlaNKENBaker-Gaar. Michael Blanken- 
baker m Eliz. Barbara Gaar ab. 1744. Did he 
serve in the Revolution? I have ail other 
information about, him, which I would be glad 
to exchange for official proof of service. 

(4) Tkoman-Blankenbaxzk. Wm. Thomau 
m Eleanor Blankenbaker Nor. 29, 1827, in Har- 
rison Co., Ind. Who were William's parents, 
and is there Rev. service in this line? 

(5) Hahn-Pens. Michael Hahn m Maria 


Eliz. Pens, dau. of Philip Pens, in her father's 
house in York, Penna., June 1, 1702. Would 
like dates of birth of each, and names of oh. 

(6) Hatfield-Smith. John Hatfield m De- 
borah Smith in Essex Co., N. J., and during 
the Rev. the family became separated. Can 
anyone tell who were their children, and whom 
they married? 

(7) Johnson-South. Mathias Johnson m 
Martha South. They were from N. J. and d 
near Cincinnati, Ohio. Who were the parents 
of each, and did they serve in the Revolution? 
All gen. data desired. — S. C. 

3710. Hopkins-Joseph. Wanted, the place 
and date of death of Capt. Joseph' Hopkins, of 
West Greenwich, R. I.-—C. M. W. 

3711. Scott-Mason. James Scott escaped 
from England after the defeat at Culloden, and 
reached Virginia in 1746, where he married and 
made his home in Dinwiddle Co. He had a son, 
William, who m Ann Mason, a native of Din- 
widdie Co. Wanted, dates of birth, marriage 
and death of William Scott. He was a Lieut, 
and afterwards Captain in a Virginia company 
that served in the Revolutionary War, accord- 
ing to tradition. Wanted, official proof of 
service. William and Ann (Mason) Scott had 
several daughters and two sons, James and 
Winfield (afterwards General in U. S. A.) 
James, the elder of the two sons, commanded a 
company or regiment at Norfolk, Va M in 1812. 
What were the dates of his birth and death? 
When and whom did he marry? He had two 
eons, James and Cunningham Scott, the latter 
being born in 1815. The father, James, was 
an early settler of Springfield, 111., and the 
mother died ab 1817,— If. B. B. 

3712. Jones-Starr-Botjghton. John Howell 
Jones lived and died in Rochester, N. Y., ab 
1S55. Who were his parents? Was it either 
Horatio or John H. Jones, who lived in Genesee 
Valley at the time of the Holland Patent Settle- 
ment! Horatio Jones was b in Bedford Co., 
Pa., was a blacksmith; m (1) Miss Starr; m 

' and saw strenuous service 
Would this service entitle 

(2) Miss Boughton; enlisted in 17S1 in t: 
* ' Bedford Rangers, 
in Genesee Valley, 
his descendants to membership in the D. A. E ' 
He d at a little town on the Genesee River • 
1S36. John H. Jones came from Bedford Co. 
Pa., to Seneca Lake in 17SS. In 1S03 he was 
appointed one of the first judges of the Hollai 
Land Company Courthouse, Batavia, N. Y., 
was a large land-owner. Complete gen data 
and military record of both of these men &e- 
sired.-— J. H. B. 

3713. Whitehead. Rev record desired r: 
Wm. Whitehead, of Nash Co., N. C, who v,:v 
a Rev soldier in N. C. and had a son, Nathan, 
who was a member of the General Assembly i 
1S04-5. Nathan had a son, Nathan Boddie 
Whitehead who m Mary Jones, and are mj 
grandparents. Want also all gen data in re 
gard to Wm. Whitefield and bis wife. 

(2) Boddie. Nathan Whitehead, mentions] 
above m Sallie Boddie, and had two ch. Th©mas 
who d when ab 3 or 4 yrs. old, and Natkas 
Boddie. The father d the same year that 
Thomas did; and his wid m (2) in 1818, Blisi - 
Lott; had two sons by him, and & June SO, 1S30. 
and is buried in Salem, N. C. Wanted aa? 
dates or anything that would assist to trae* 
this line.— Of. W. G. 

3714. Sands, Ephraim Sands, a Rev soldi': 1 : 
from Mass., lies buried in the graveyard of the 
Congregational Church at Buxton, Maine, al- 
though no stone marks his grave. He had three 
sons, Ephraim, Thomas and James Sands. What 
was the maiden name of his wife? Give an) 
gen data that can assist- a person to establish a 
D. A. R. claim through him. — 21. D. 

3715. Walton. Wanted, information in re- 
gard to Boaz Walton, who emigrated frcr. 
Northumberland Co., Pa., to Ohio, in 1S04-5. He 
rn a Miss Rhoads, and had a son, Josiah and 
two half brothers, Asa and Brasil. Any infor- 
mation desired of this family. — M. W. 0. 

Mas. C. H. Hay, Slingerlands, N. Y., writes: 
tl While on my vacation this summer, I found 
these two graves of Revolutionary soldiers — 
and of their wives. 


Died Feb. 9, 1339, 

Age 79. 

He served in the War of the Revolution, 1776. 

"I am sending them to you. Some day they 
may help some person who desires to becornt 
a member of the D. A. S- 


wife of 


Died May 3, 185-5, 

Aze 93. 

Died March 18, 1844, 
Aged 86 years. 
•AH of these were in an old graveyard at Hague, Lake George, N. Y. 


the wife of 


Who died April 13, 1831, aged 3« 

National Old Trails Road 

Miss Elizabeth Butler Gentry, 
Chairman National Committee 

It is, of course, an historical platitude 
that in every great movement such as 
the one for which this Committee stands, 
there are two equally important pe- 
riods; the first, usually a long and fre- 
quently a more or less discouraging one, 
must be given over to agitation or edu- 
cation — call it whichever you will — dur- 
ing which the energy of the propagandist 
has to expend itself either in awakening 
a dormant or apathetic public sentiment, 
or what is still harder, in breaking down 
an adverse sentiment and building up in 
its place a sympathetic one. 

In the second period the task is to 
crystallize the sentiment thus built up in 
a vast group of individuals, and through 
some effective form of organization ren- 
der it articulate, and give it direction 
and concrete force. 

The movement for a National High- 
way to follow the National Old Trails 
Road is half way between these periods: 
the many converts to this movement 
must be transformed from passive phil- 
osophers to aggressive propagandists who 
will translate the vision into a fact. 

Two aggressive propagandists in New 
England are Miss Susan Willard of 
Hingham, Mass., and Mrs. Elisha E. 
Rogers, Norwich, Connecticut, both 
State Chairmen. Mrs. Rogers writes of 
her link of the road, the old Boston 
Post Road: 

"I am rather surprised that the Mas- 
sachusetts State Highway Engineer did 
not recognize the Old Boston Post Road 
under that name. Why, there is a new 
book published with that title. Yet, af- 

ter all, it is not so strange, for he may 
be a rather young man, and this is an- 
cient history. 

1 'When in Washington, I examined all 
the oldest maps of Connecticut and had 
photostatic copies made of the Post 
Road, supposed date, 1746; one copy of 
Connecticut showing the roads, 1758; 
one of 1756 and one of 1780, all showing 
the development of the two oldest roads. 
I expect to go to Boston to-morrow and 
will see Miss Willard that we may co- 
ordinate our plans. I will report to you 
immediately on my return. 

"I have the newspaper clippings of 
the pilgrimage of the Sons of the 
Revolution taken in July over the Old 
Boston Post Road, which was the route 
from Philadelphia to New York trav- 
elled by General George Washington at 
the time of his first inauguration. ' ' 

Mrs. C. F. Hess of Binghamton, New 
York State Chairman, writes: il I took 
our pennant and map to our last State 
Conference and placed them on a con- 
spicuous wall space. When Mrs. Story 
gave her address, she said: 'I am glad to 
see the Old Trails Road banner and map. 
In my circuit of the State Conferences I 
have found it a very charming thing to 
see the Daughters of one State walking, 
as it were, into the arms of the Daugh- 
ters of another State along the Old 
Trails Road. I have saluted that ban- 
ner in many States.' " 

State Conferences are excellent places 
for propaganda. Each State Chairman 
is urged to have a special meeting of 
her committee during her State Confer- 


ence, and to bring this work promi- 
nently before the members; to show the 
road sign, the pennant, the mop and the 
emblem of the committee, the Madonna 
of the Trail, in two forms; 9x12 repro- 
duction of the painting, and the badge. 

The illustrated lecture showing the 
views along the road from New York to 
San Francisco, visualizes this work and 
leaves an audience, intelligently and en- 
thusiastically interested; the National 
Chairman has written the lecture and 
collected one hundred slides, which are 
offered to any State Conference for $10 
and to chapters lor $5. The State 
Chairmen should urge upon the local 
Chairmen the importance of an Old 
Trials Road program in the first chap- 
ter meetings of this autumn. 

Mrs. Caleb S. Denny, acting Chairman 
for Indiana, has made a vigorous cam- 
paign this summer to get the road signs 
painted on the telephone poles across 
the State from Richmond to Terre 
Haute: the local chairmen along the 
route were notified that Mrs. Denny, 
Mrs. Eliza Tarkington Brigham, the 
committee secretary, and others, would 
motor to each town along the route and 
organize the local committees and their 
work. Each committee visited gave 
ready co-operation and the road through 
the State will be signed before autumn. 

Mrs. Denny has made a splendid sug- 
gestion : that the route through cities be 
blazed by red, white and blue globes on 
the street lights - she has plaeed the mat- 
ter, before the city council of Indianapo- 
lis and Richmond. 

Our propaganda has been pushed most 
energetically in Indiana this summer, as 
Mrs. Denny's excellent report evinces: 

Report from Indiana Committee 

Sept. 1.— I found that^the first thing 
necessary to be done, was to get permis- 
sion of the different traction and tele- 
phone companies to use our stencils on 
their poles. These companies have lines 
of poles paralleling the National Road 
all the way from Richmond on the east 

to Terra Haute on the west — a distance 
of one hundred and fifty miles — thus 
reaching almost across the State. This 
being accomplished, the next thing was 
to interest the press, which was easily 

With Mrs. Eliza Tarkington Brigham, 
the efficient Secretary of the Committee 
I spent most of the summer in the woil 
of preparation, and in doing the work 
so far accomplished. We worked at times 
when the thermometer registered nearly 
100, with paint can and brush, in con- 
nection with some kind friends who 
helped us, at points where we went in 
person. In other portions of the line, 
we visited the city and town authorities. 
in company with members of the local 
D. A. R. chapters, and secured their co- 

Sometimes we had to interest the wom- 
en in the villages by having them to 
lunch with us, thus giving us a chance 
to explain the object and to then demon- 
strate the method of marking the poles, 
as- we passed along the line. Some of the 
country women used their chicken and 
egg money to pay for work done in their 
neighborhoods. Many travelers stopped 
their motors and carriages to watch the 
work and inquire about it. 

We did not stop with the marking of 
the National Road, but have visited and 
expect to visit other parts of the State, 
on invitation of D. A. R. chapters, urg- 
ing the local authorities to build good 
roads, and to mark all country roads at 
crossings, intersecting the National 
Road; we hope to see this noted highway 
of the olden times put in first-class con- 
dition, in the near future. 

"We have seen Governor Ralston more 
than once, in connection with our work, 
and have his kindly co-operation in 
every way. He, as Well as the public of- 
ficials of the State throughout its bord- 
ers, are becoming deeply interested is 
the good roads question. I do not doubt 
that Indiana will get some advanced leg- 
islation on the subject next winter, when 
the Cieneral Assembly meets. A Good 
Roads Commission, with broad powers. 



will likely be created, thus putting In- 
diana abreast of those states most ad- 
vanced in road construction. Our 
Committee will be entitled to much of the 
credit, when the grand old National 
Road shall have been properly restored ; 
and some credit for the great improve- 
ments to be made in general road build- 
ing throughout the State. 

Mr. Charles A. Kenyoii, President, 
Indiana Good Roads Association, lent us 
the splendid automobile that belongs to 
that association, 
for our t r i p s 
across t h e State. 
Mrs. Kenyon is 
associated with us 
in this work. — 
(Mrs. Caleb S.) 
Carrie Denny, 
Acting Chairman 
for Indiana. 

The following 
press notices, 
showing the activ- 
ity of the Indiana 
committee are of 
interest : 

Evening Item, 

Richmond, Ind. 

Nine members 
of the Richmond 
Chapter, Daugh- 
ters American 
Revolution, and 
eleven members of 
the three Indian- 
apolis chapters pe- 
titioned Mayor 
Will J. Bobbins 
and the three members 
works yesterday afternoon for the privi- 
lege of marking two poles in each block 
of the city, over which the National route 
passes. The city officials promised to 
recommend to the city council next Mon- 
day evening that the local chapter be 
given permission to mark the poles and 
that the city help pay the cost of the 
paint and the stenciling. A committee 
of local D. A. R. will be at the council 
meeting that evening. 

Mrs. Caleb S. Denny, 

Acting Chairman for Indiana Old Trails Boad 


of the board of 

The marking for the poles consists of 
a red, a white, and a blue stripe, with 
the words, "Old Roads Trail" included 
in the stripes, one word to a stripe. 
Above the stripes will be a small spin- 
ning wheel and a distaff, the insignia of 
the D. A. R, 

If ornamental lights are adopted for 
Main street by the city in the new light- 
ing scheme, the local chapter contem- 
plates petitioning the city to have one 
cluster in each square with red, white 
and blue globes. 
This has been 
promised by t h e 
city officials of 
Cambridge City, 
where the new sys- 
tem of cluster 
lights has been 

The mayor ex- 
plained to the vis- 
iting members yes- 
terday that a city 
ordinance exists 
forbidding any 
kind of marking 
on the poles. He 
said further, how- 
ever, that the ordi- 
nance was intended 
to prevent adver- 
tisements being 
placed on the poles 
and that the old 
trails markings 
will not be con- 
trary to the spirit 
of the ordinance, 
since the project is one actuated by 
patriotic pride, instead of commercial 

Marking the poles in Richmond is part 
of a country-wide plan to mark the en- 
tire National Old Trails Road from the 
Atlantic to the Pacific with these mark- 
ings in time for the Pacific-Panama ex- 
position at San Francisco in 1915. 

The committee from Indianapolis were 
businesslike in their dealings. They pre- 
sented to the mayor and the board of 


works credentials from the Indianapolis 
Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Bell of 
Indianapolis, and Governor Samuel Rals- 
ton. The Indianapolis party was com- 
posed of Mrs. Eliza Tarkington Brig- 
ham and Mrs. Caleb Denny, who had 
the party in charge, Mrs. S. E. Perkins, 
regent of the Caroline Scott Harrison 
Chapter, Miss Martha Baker, regent of 
the General Arthur St. Clair Chapter, 
Mrs. Kossiter, Mrs. Roscoe Hawkins. 
Mrs. Kenyon and Mrs. James Noel, 
Misses Elizabeth Elliott and Susan 
Louise Perkins. 

The Richmond D. A. R. who called to 
see the city authorities with the Indian- 
apolis party were Mrs. Paul Comstoek, 
Mrs. James M. Judson, Mrs. George 
Chrisman, Miss Laura Johnson, Mrs. J 
T. Giles, Mrs. H. H. Huntington, Mrs 
Walter Bates, Mrs. E. B. Grosvenor, and 
Mrs. Georgia Cole. 

Indianapolis News. 

Mrs. Caleb S. Denny leaped from an 
automobile to-day and chased a young 
man into the tall weeds of a vacant lot 
to recover a D. A. R. pennant which a 
young man had torn from her machine 
while it was in motion. Mrs. Denny re- 
covered the pennant. 

A motor car filled with members of the 
Old Trails Road Committee were return- 
ing from a trip to Plainfield where they 
had been arranging to have the tele- 
phone poles marked with the National 
colors to designate the route of the Na- 
tional Road through Indiana. 

The National Old Trails Road pennant 
flying at the front of the automobile 
caught the fancy of the young highway- 
man: he ran through a passageway be- 
tween two buildings with Mrs. Denny in 
hot pursuit, through weeds more than 
shoulder high. About fifteen men and 
boys started on the trail of the thief, 
who dropped the pennant, which was re- 
stored to Mrs. Denny. The women were 
profuse in their thanks to the knight 
of the chase. 

£l And this happened right here in the 
city, too," said Mrs. Brigham. "We had 
been to Plainfield to ask the town board 

to mark the historic road and the old 
Van Buren elm tree which stands beside 
the road." 

Good Roads is a vital subject that af- 
fects the happiness and prosperity of the 
majority of the citizens of the U. S. ; 
that it is a national issue is evidenced 
by thousands of Good Road organiza- 
tions throughout the nation, and the fact 
of fifty-odd Good Roads Bills pending in 

This committee is interested in the 
general subject, and attempts to promote 
good roads everywhere, but it is dedicat- 
ed to the preservation of certain historic 
roads and emphasizes that aspect of the 
subject. We owe our national expan- 
sion and civilization to these old roads; 
they were the golden threads that bound 
the homesteaders to the ever-changing 
frontier ; back of them lay the road they 
had opened, and it could be retraced at 
any time; women's hearts and thoughts 
travelled "Back Home," and the cheer- 
ing letters and messages and little gifts 
that were brought to them over the road 
in a friend's saddle-bags, warmed their 
loneliness and straightened their resolve 
to plant their homes on the outposts. 

The old roads in many States are 
being opened and signed and brought 
back to their own again through the local 
chairmen of this committee; each chair- 
man should be conversant with the whole 
subject of Good Roads; her committee 
should be of recognized force and value 
to local road and civic organizations. 

National Highways are being promot- 
ed by many organizations, the most 
prominent being: 

North and South Roads. 

Quebec to Miami Road connects the 
capitals of the Atlantic Coast States. 

Meridian Road, or Interstate Road con- 
nects eleven of the Middle Atlantic 
States, following the W. State Lines of 
Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas and 

International Road connects Pacific 
Coast cities of Canada, United States 
and Mexico. 



East and West Rovds. 

National Old Trails Road connects 
Boston, New York, Hampton, Kansas 
City, Santa Fe and San Francisco; a 
branch connects Kansas City with Kear- 
ney, Portland and Seattle. 

Lincoln Highway connects New York, 
Detroit, Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake and 
San Francisco. 

Southern Highway connects San 
Diego, E 1 Paso, 
Little Rock, Bristol 
and Richmond, Ya. 

T h e National 
Old Traids Road, 
or the D. A. R. 
Road, is the cen- 
tral road; it is the 
best graded and 
is open the year 
around, and offers 
unrivalled scenery, 
tinged with the 
glowing colors of 
romance and tra- 

The Lincoln 
Highway, a north- 
erly road, is pro- 
moted by the Na- 
tional Association 
of Automo- 
bile Manufac- 
turers; it is closed 
seven months of 
the year on ac- 
count of the heavy 
snows in the moun- 
tains. Giving the 
road the immortal 
name of Lincoln, 
is a trade-trick to 
attractive attention and favorable in- 
terest; the road has no connection with 
Lincoln, save as the motor dealers have 
diverted it from Chicago to Springfield, 
Illinois — where Lincoln is buried, for 
an excuse to use the name. 

The National Old Trails Road Com- 
mittee is affiliated with the following 
National Road Associations: National 
Old Trails Road Association, Judge J. M. 
Lowe, President, Kansas City: National 

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Indiana- 
polis, Facing the National Road. 

Mrs. Denny proposes that red, white and blue 
globes be placed on the street lights of Indiana 
cities, to mark the Old Trails Boad by night as 
well as by day. The National colors would then 
circle this monument, which already displays 
the colors in the play of the fountain'. 

Highways Association, Chas. Henry Da- 
vis, President, South Yarmouth, Mass.; 
American Highway Association, Hon. 
Lyman Walter Page, President, Wash- 
ington, D. C; Women's Auxiliary De- 
partment; American Highway Associa- 
tion. Mrs. Robert P>aker, Chairman, 
Washington, D. C. 

During the election of officers, at the 
Indianapolis convention of Judge Lowe's 
Association, t h e 
chairman o f this 
committee moved 
that the presidents 
of the following 
National organiza- 
tions of women 's 
clubs be elected as 
Honorary Vice- 
Presidents : 
Daughters Ameri- 
can Revolution, Co- 
lonial Dames, 
United Daughters 
Confederacy, Gen- 
eral Federation 
Women's Clubs, 
and the National 
Suffrage Society ; 
the motion w a s 
carried and the 
Secretary notified 
the new officers of 
the election. 

The chairman of 
this committee was 
elected as district 
member by the 
National Highways 
Association, and 
was appointed on 
the Advisory 
Board of the 
Women's Department of the American 
Highways Association; the other mem- 
bers of this board are Mrs. William 
dimming Story, Miss Jane Addams, 
Miss Julia Lathrop, Miss Kate Gordon 
and Miss Wetraore. Mrs, Baker, the 
chairman of the department, followed 
the 1). A. R, plan and uamed the presi- 
dent of all national organizations of 
women on the Advisory Board. 

The annual convention of the Ameri 


can Highway Association will be held at 
Atlanta, Ga., in November; experts will 
talk on every phase of the road subject; 
President Wilson and many important 
persons will be on the program; all of 
the State chairmen of this committee 
will be named as delegates and those 
who attend will be benefited by prac- 
tical and expert discussion of the sub- 
ject. The National chairman has been 
invited to speak at the women's meeting 
on the D. A. R. road. 

This old road, fragrant with sweet 
memories, beautiful by nature, and 
loved because it was the pathway of re- 
ligion and civilization, echoes not only 
the war-cry of the savage, but the mar- 
tial music of many armies: Coronado and 
his Spanish Conquistadores, Braddock's 
army, the Continental army, the Mexican 
army of 1846, the Army of the Blue, and 
the Army of the. Gray, all have found 
some part of this old road of service. 

God forbid that the War of Nations 

now being waged in Europe, exact any 
tolls of us! But should war ever come 
again to the United States, this old road, 
that the D. A. B. are putting back on 
the map, half-way between the North 
and the South, and connecting the East 
with the West, well graded, well marked 
and traversable at all seasons of the year, 
would be a great military asset. 

Let us rally to our colors then, and 
force the Government to build this road; 
whether it be for War or for Peace, this 
National Highway will be an asset com- 
parable to the Panama Canal; it should 
be built, maintained and controlled by 
the Government. 

Sentiment for this road is well 
aroused: the task now is to crystallize it 
and render it articulate; the Main Road 
must be the Main Question with each 
State chairman and the local roads car- 
ried "as a side line" — until our vision 
has become a fact. 

Revolutionary Records 

[The following Muster Eoll (the original of which, in Col. Penn 's own handwriting, is in 
the possession of Mr. John Penn, Martinsville, Va.) was copied and presented to the Jackson- 
ville Chapter, Jacksonville, Florida, by Mrs. Mary Dillard Starr and her sister, Mrs. Luey 
Dillard Hagood, and forwarded for publication in this magazine by Miss Sallie L. Yewell, 
secretary of the chapter. As eight of the Captains mentioned are not included in McAllis- 
ter's valuable work on Virginia Militia, and seventeen of them are not given in the Lists 
of Ta. Rev. Soldiers published by the State of Va., the value of the list is readily dis- 



"A Copy" 
Henry County, Va. 

You are forthwith required to march the 
militia under your command from this county to 
Hillsborough, North Carolina, or to any post 
where General Stevens may be with the men 
under his command, observing to avoid a 
surprise by the enemy, by the best route to be 
found. Given under my. hand this 11th day 
of March, 1781. 

ABKAM P£NNj Col. H. C. 

General Order for Major George Waller. 

A list of Militia ordered from Henry County 
to the assistance of General Greene: 

First Captain, Jonathan Hambj. 

First Lieutenant, Edward Tatum. 

Second Lieutenant, Is&ae Cloud. 

First Sergeant, Robert Watson. 

Second Sergeant, Geo. Belcher, 

Second Captain, David Lanier. 

Lieutenant, Josiah Shaw. 

Ensign, James Prayther. 

Third Captain, George Hairston. 

Lieutenant, Joshua Eentfro. 

Ensign, Jesse Corn. 

Sergeant, John Smith. 

Kammon Critz's Company. 

Charles Bodson, Patrick Ewell, Thomas 
Lockhart, William Dodson, DoyerLx Gilliam, 
Patterson Childers, S. William Ceing, William 
Smith, S. Daniel Swilwant. 

John Cunningham's Company. 

Joseph Cunningham, Thomas Hollinswortb, 
l^athan Veal, Josiah Turner, Munford Peery- 
mac, Samuel Packwood, William Turner, Daniel 
Smith, Kuben Webster. 

Jame3 Cowdin 's Company. 

John Robertson, Stephen Hurd, Jesse Hall, 



Dudley Mileham, William Hodge3, Thomas 
Watson, William Check, Joseph Chammel, 
Charles Summerdale, John Arthur, Jordan Mile- 

S. Tarrant's Company. 
John Carroll, Phillip Brashears, Humphrey 
Scroggina, Thomas Scroggins. Eichard Gilley, 
Francis Gilley, John Wilson Sr., John Wilson 
Jr., William Moore, Archie Murphy, John 
Farris, Thomas Edwards, John Gray, John Eea, 
John Davis, William Cox, Jacob Stalings. 

Thomas Smith's Company. 
William Stewart, John Jurd, James Strange, 
Henry Smith, Francis Tillston, Jesse Burnett, 
Thomas Hurd, George Stewart, David Atkins, . 
Jonathan Pratt, George Bowies, Henry Law. 

Peter Hairston 's Company. 
Joseph Perregoy, Joseph Pearson, William 
Bowling, Jarrat '"Martiu, John Aragin, Nathan 
Jones, William Brown, John Nance, Joseph 

James Tarrant's Company; 
Joseph Gravely, Robert Tate, James Bryant 
(son of Warren), Henry Warren, John Burch, 
Charles Dickerson, Edward Smith, John Doyal, 
Samuel Wayne, William Elkins^ James Cox. 

Thomas Henderson's Company. 
Eichard Eeynolds, Samuel Hoof, Michael 
Barker, Alexander Jones, Thomas Small, James 
Crawley, Joseph Hurt, William Branham, John 
Branham, Barnabas Branham, John Edwards, 
John Gibson, Joel Harbour, George Folley, 
Moses Arms, William Bainbridge. 

Elephaz Shelton's Company. 
is Francis Barrat, John Barrat, Mathew Sims, 
Jacob Adams, William McGhee, Thomas Har- 
risby, Jacob Arnols, Thomas Hudson, Shad- 
rack Barrett, Hezekiah. Harris, John Carroll. 

Jonathan Hamby's Company. 
Dudley Stephens, Ben Hensley, John Bow- 
mon, Joshua Stephens, John Cartwell, John 
Howell, Nelson Donothan, John Chandler, 
Henry Hensley, Hickman Hensley. 

James Poteste's Company. 
Peter * Bays, Ninon Prator, Ben Hubbard. 
John Batford, John Sneed, Joseph Street, 
Stephen. Watkins, Thomas Tinson, George Nevil, 
Peter Tittle, Charles Eibbcrt, Joseph Perregoy, 
Eichard Potson, William Eliot, John Mull ins, 
Ambrose Mullins, Joseph Waldin, Acquila 

Brice Martin's Company. 
John Bea, John Cox, Nathaniel- Tate, James 
Barker, Archibald Hatcher, Thomas Jones. 
Abraham Moore, James BillingSy John Prytle, 
Joseph Piper, Peleg Sogers, /John Pursell, 
Michael Rowland," Henry Tate, i Peter Mitchell. 

John Eentfro's Company. 
Robert English, John Kelly, Thomas Welch, 
Thomas Harris, Thomas Bell, Ebenezer Pryatt, 
Abraham Jones, William Dunn, Isaac Jone?, 
James Crier, John Miles, Samuel Fox. 

Owen Buble's Company. 
Kobert Grimmet, Philip Massey, John At- 
kins, David Atkins, Eichard Copeland, William 
Mullins, John Stanley, William Bobanan, 
Joseph Davis, John Brammer. 

Swinfield Hill's Company. 
Solomon Davis, George Fargason, Ambro30 
Warren, William Stewart, Anderson McGuire, 
John Holloday, Doziar Grimmett, Josiah 
Woods, Jeremiah Holloday, William Delling- 
ham, William Thompson, William Bartee, David 
Peake, Obediah Graves, John Graham, John 

Lanier's Company. 
William. Hays, Noble Johnson, John Alexan- 
der,, Joyce, David Mays, John Richardson, Sad- 
wick Kiziah, John East, Charles Denhan, 
Joseph Anglin, Howell Evey, John Bowling, 
James Pratley, Ham McCain, Hans Hamble- 

George Hairston 's Company. 
Eichard Parsley, Joseph Biackley, Samuel 
Jamerson, Arristiplus Baugh, John Kitchen, 
John Jamerson, John Eivers, John Crouch, John 
Jones, Lewis Bradberry, Thomas Finch, Jesse 
Elkins, James Davis. 

James Dillard's Company. 

WHliam Fee, Jesse Witt, James Roberts,. 
John Atkin3, John Taylor, William Eoberts, 
Aug»2stin Sims, Bartlett Eeynolds, Morris- 
Humphreys, Joseph Seweli, Josiah Smith, John. 
Depriest, Thomas Hambleton. 

Tully Choice's Company. 

Samuel Luttrell, Moses Brooke, Jowel Estes, 
William Bennett, Isaac Shilmore, William 
Long, Elisha Estes, John Wilkes, Jame3 
Prunty, David Pruit, Noah Atkins, Daniel 
Richardson, Nathan Davis, Nathan Eyan. 

Thomas Haiie's Company. 
Jesse Cook, Jesse Coats, Joseph Haile, Peter 
x*Lnderson, Joseph Richards. 

John Fontain's Company. 
James Bea, Thomas Doolings, George Pool, 
Joiaa Wii&nghara, Thomas Leak, Thomas Pars- 
ley, Samuel Weaver, Stephen King, Alexander 
Barnes, Henry Mannings, Abram Payne, Wil- 
liam Graves, Joseph Rice, William Bledsoe. 

Marriage Record Exchange 

Through the National Committee on Historical Research 

Mrs. Chaile* Wesley Bassett, Historian General, Chairman 

Old Forms of Marriage License, South Carolina 

Know All Men by these Presents, That We— 
John Barnard of the Province of Georgia and 
John Johnson, Merchto., in Charleston Town, 
are held and firmly bound unto the honble 
William Bull, Esq., Governor and Commander 
in Chief, in and over this Province, in the full 
and neat sum of Two Thousand Pounds Sterl- 
ing Money of Great Brittain to be paid to the 
said Governor or to his Successors, Governors 
of this Province. 

To which Payment well and truly to be made, 
We bind ourselves and Either of Us, our, and 
either of our Heirs, Executors and Adminis- 
trators and either of them in the whole and 
for the whole, jointly and severally firmly by 
these Presents. Sealed with our Seals and 
Dated the tenth Day of December Anno Dom. 

The Condition of this Obligation is, such, 
That whereas the honoxble William Bull, Esq., 
Lieut. Governor, hath this Day under the Hand 
and Seal Licenced the Eeverend Mr. William 
Orr to join in the Holy State of Matrimony the 
above mentioned. 

John Barnard and Jane Bradley, Spinster. 

Now if there be no unlawful cause to ob- 
struct the said Marriage and that the said John 
Barnard and John Johnson — or either of them, 
their or either of their Heirs, Executors or 
Administrators or any of them, do well and 
truly save harmless the said Lieutenant Gover- 
nor, and all either Persons whatsoever, as well 
in Executing as Granting the said Licence 
against all Persons whatsoever, then this Obli- 
gation to be void or else to be and remain in 
full Force and Virtue. 

Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of 
John Barnard, 
John Johnson. 

Rev. Thomas Thompson above bounden John 
St. John and Elizabeth Held, Spinster. 

John St. John, 
Thomas Jones. 

We, Timothy Beerd, of ths Beaufort Galley, 
Marriner, and Daniel Molar, of Charleston in 
the. aforesaid Province, twenty-sixth Jam, 
1743, Eev. Lewis Jones above bounden Tim- 
othy Beerd and Ssrah Hodg-:.s, Spinster. 

Timothy Beerd. 

Daniel Molot. 

We, Francis Eoss of St. Andrews of Brokley 
County and John Champneys of C. T. Twenty- 
third February, 1743. Eev. William Guy 
bounden Francis Eoss and Mary Ann Elliott, 

Frank Eose, 
John Champneys. 

We, John Pyott of Craven County, the Parish 
of Prince Frederick, and John Lawrens of C. T. 
Twenty-third Feb., 1743. Eev. John Fcrdice 
bounden John Pyott and Hannah La Bruce, 

John Pyott, 
John Laurens. 

We, Nicholas Miller of Johns Woods in Col- 
lison County and Daniel Fayson of C. T. Eev. 
Alexander Gorden bounden Nicholas Miller and 
Elenor Herox, Spinster. 

N. Miller, 
D. Fayson. 

We, John Gregory, Planter, and William Inns 
of St. Pauls Parish, twenty-fifth Jan., 1743, 
Eev. John Quincv bounden John Gregory and 
Mary Dunmire. 

John Gregory, 
William Inks. 

We, Eichard Godfrey and William Bonneau, 
both of the Parish of St. Andrew, twenty-sev- 
enth Jan., 1743. Excell J. G. 'Rev. William 
Guy bounden Eichard Godfrey and Eebeecah 
Guy, Spinster. 

Richard Godfrey, 
William Bonneau. 

We, Francis Cottier and Gabriel Guignard, 
both of Charles Town. Fourth February, 1743. 
Bounden Francis Gottier and Gabell Gordon, 

We, John Kingston and Joseph Tobias, both 
of C. T., thirteenth Day, Jan., Anno Dom. 1743. 
Eev. Alexander Garden bounden John Kingston 
and Ann Camren. 

John Kingston, 
Joseph Tobias. 

We, Samuel Lacey of C. T. and David Brown 
of the same Place. Eev. Lewis Jones bounden 
Samuel Lacey and Hannah Hogg, Spinster. 

Samuel Lacey, 
David Brown. 



We, John Smith of St. Andrews Parish and 
Henry Wood of the same Parish, both in the 
Province aforesaid. Rev, William Guy bounden 
John Smith and Mary Delanoy, Widdow. 

John Smith. 
Henry Wood. 

We, James Edes and Lewis Janvier, both of 
the Parish of St. Phillips, Charleston, in the 
Province aforesaid, twenty-eight Feb., 1743. 
Eev. Alex. Garden bounden James Edes and 
Penelope Delescure, Widdow. 

James Edes, 
Lewis Janvier. 

Jonathan Collins of the Parish of St. 

Thomas and Dennis and John Naylor of the 

same Pariah, third day of January, 1743. Eev. 

Thomas Hasell bounden Jonathan Collins and 

Mary Ann Simmons, Spinster. 

Jonathan Collins, 
John Naylor. 

We, Paul Jandon and Thomas Boone, both 
of the Parish of Prince Frederick, in the Prov- 
ince aforesaid, twenty-first Dec, 1743. Eev. 
John Fordyce above bounden Paul Jandon and 
Margaret Libray, Spinster. 

Paul Jandon, 
Thos. Boone, Jun. 

We, Israel Bourdeaux of St. Thomas Parish 
and John Triboudet of the Parish of St. Philip, 
twelfth Day of Dec. Anno Dom. 1743. Eever- 
end Mr. Thomas Stasck above bounden Israel 
Bourdeaux and Mary Eevers, Spinster. 

Israel Bourdeaux, 
John Triboudet. 

We, Alexander Hext, Collenton County, and 
Walter Dunbar of Charleston, both of the said 
Province, Thirteenth Day of December, Anno 
Dom. 1743. Eev. Mr. Alex. Garden above boun- 
den Alexander Hext and Jane Weaver, Spin- 

Alex. Hext. 
Walter Dunbar. 

We, Daniel Horrey of the Parish of St. James 
and John Atchison Esq., twentieth Day of Dec, 
1743. Eev. Mr. Thomas Hasell above bounden 
Daniel Horrey and Sarah Ford, Spinster. 

Daniel Horrey, 
John Atchison. 

We, William Miles of the Parish of St. Bar- 
tholomew and William Miles of the Parish of 
St. Andrew, both of the Province aforesaid, 
twentieth Decern., 1743. Eev. William On- 
above bounden William Miles, Jun. and Eliza- 
beth North, Spinster. 

We, William Eoss of the Parish of St. Bar- 
tholomew and Samuel Hurst, Charleston, tenth 
Day of December, Anno Dom, 1743. Eev. Mr. 

Thomas Thompson the above bounden William 

Rose and Lucy Billinger, Widow. 

William Eose, 
S\muel Hurst. 

Know all Men by these Presents, That We, 
William Eoss and John MacKen/ie of Charles- 
ion in the Province aforesaid, Merchst, are 
held and firmly Bound unto the honble William 
Bull, Esq., Lieutenant Governor. 

Sealed with our seals and dated the ninth 
Day of December, Anno Dom. 1743. Eev. Wil- 
liam Guy. William Eoss and Ann Fuller, Spin- 

Wm. Eoss, 

John Mackenzie. 

We, James Goellet, mariner, and Edward 
Cook of C. T., 27th Feb., 1743. Eev. Alex. 
Garden. James Goelett, Mary Handcock, Spin- 

James Goelett, 
Edvv. Cook. 

We, William Harvey of St. Helena Parish 
and Jemmet Cobley, Merchi., Charles Town. 
Sixth February. 1743. Eev. Lewis Jones boun- 
den William Harvey and Elizabeth Mikell, 

William Harvey, 
J. Cobley. 

We, William Gibbes and Eobert Gibbes, sev- 
enth February, 1743. Eev. Levi DurancL 
Bounden William Gibbes and Mary Bemiison, 

William Gibbes, 
Eobert Gibbes. 

We, Phillip Pinyard and Andrew Euck, both 
of C. T. in the Parish aforesaid. Eight Feb- 
ruary, 1743. Eev. Alexander Garden bounden 
Phillip Pinyard and Anna Miller, Spinster. 

Phillip Pinyard. 

Andrew Euck. 

We, James Marsh of Charleston and John 
Thompson of Charleston and Province afore- 
said. Tenth Day of January, Anno Domini, 
1743. Eev. Alexander Garden. James Marsh 
and Susannah Bisset, Widdow. 

James Marsh, 
John Thompson. 

We, Henry Warner of the Parish of Prince 
George and James LeSeine, both in the Parish 
aforesaid, thirteenth Day of January, Anno 
Domini, 1743. Eev. John Fordyce bounden 
Henry Warner and Jane Mitchell, Widdow. 
Henry Warner, 
James LeSe/.ne. 

Copied bj Mrs. Charles W. Bassett, Historian 
General, at Charleston, S. C. 

Story of the Rescue of Catherine Dubois 

from the Indians and Settlement of 

New Paltz, New York, 

By Miss Elizabeth LeFever, Mahwenawasigh, Chapter, N. Y. 

An extract from a paper read by Miss Elizabeth LeFever, of New Paltz, at a Meeting of the 
Mahwenawasigh Chapter, Poughkeepsie, New York. 

Now the story of the rescue of Cathe- 
rine DuBois from the Indians is the 
story of how New Paltz came to be set- 
tled, and we are as proud to tell it today 
as our forefathers were in the early days 
of New Paltz. 

About the middle of the seventeenth 
century, cruelly persecuted because they 
insisted upon worshiping God in their 
own way, our ancestors fled from their 
sunny native France to the Palatinate 
in Germany, where they found safety 
for a time, but soon the soldiers of the 
wicked French king crossed the border 
and began harassing them there, and 
so they made their way to Holland and 
one by one or in small family groups 
set sail for the New World. 

When Louis DuBois, the leader of 
the men who afterwards settled New 
Paltz, with his wife and children fresh 
from the sea voyage hurried up the Hud- 
son to Wiltwick to join his wife's family 
there, he found the little Dutch trading 
post just emerging from the throes of 
what history calls "The First. Esopus In- 
dian War." It had gone hard enough 
with the little settlement in the wilder- 
ness, but the white men had brought it 
all upon themselves, for, as usual, the 
poor Indian was more sinned against 
than sinning. The old chiefs had given 
warning time and time again that they 
could not be responsible for their braves 
when under the influence of liquor, yet 
stili the whiskey flowed freely, for the 
clink of money in the till y/as more per- 
suasive than the oratory of wise men. 

But it seems that selling the Indians 

firewater was not enough. One night a 
party of young braves who bad been 
husking corn for a Wiltwick farmer got 
into a drunken frolic. They had built a 
fire by the side of the brook and were 
having a glorious time all by themselves, 
hair-pulling and howling at the top of 
their voices, so loud the noise was heard 
within the stockade of Wiltwick. 

And though some soldiers who were 
sent out to reconnoiter brought back 
word as to the harmless nature of the 
disturbance, ten young Dutchmen sallied 
out and attempted to massacre the sav- 
ages as they lay sleeping around the fire. 
This w^as the final act of injustice, the 
last straw, as it were, that brought on 
the first Indian War at Wiltwick, and 
as I vsaid before, it had gone hard enough 
with the little settlement in the wilder- 

As soon as peace was declared and it 
was safe to leave the stockade, and think 
again about the planting and gathering 
of crops, Governor Stuyvesant having 
been petitioned for some more of the fer- 
tile un timbered lowlands where the In- 
dians had raised corn and beans, a new 
village (Hurley) was started a few miles 
south of Wiltwick. And here Louis Du- 
Bois settled with Matthew Blanshan, his 
wife's father, and Antonio. CrispeU, his 
brother-in-law, all of them God-fearing 
Huguenots who doubtless found little to 
their liking the riotous trading post at 
Wiltwick, where the sLreets resounded 
from morning to night with the clatter- 
ing tongues of Dutch housewives, and 



from night to morning with the brawls 
of drunken sailors. 

But worse than that was in store for 
them at the new village, for one day (it 
was June 7, 1GS3), the men came home 
from the lowlands to find every house in 
the village destroyed by fire, only the 
smouldering ashes, an unfinished barn, 
a rick and a stack of reeds to show that 
a village had been there. 

Not a living soul was there to wel- 
come them and tell the tale, only three 
dead men who lay where they had fallen. 
As for the women and children, they had 
been carried off, prisoners of the In- 
dians, and it seemed that immediate 
death might be a fate to be preferred. 

"Wiltwick had suffered, too, though 
not so deeply, for help came before the 
savages had time to finish their work 
there. In all from the two villages some 
forty-five women and children were 
missing, and Governor Stuyvesant lost 
no time in hurrying up there for the 
rescue Captain Martin Cragier, from 
New Amsterdam with all the soldiers 
he could muster. For down deep in his 
heart the governor knew that if he had 
only kept his promise to the red men 
to pay them for the lowland gardens he 
had taken from them to give to the set- 
tlers at the new village, and if he had 
not been so hasty about sending twenty 
of their number whom the whites had 
taken prisoners in the first Indian "War 
to be slaves in the unhealthy island of 
Curacoa — the deepest insult he could 
inflict upon freedom-loving savages — 
they never would have committed this 
last outrage. 

Before the soldiers arrived Louis and 
his comrades tried to do what they 
could to seek out the whereabouts of 
their dear ones, but little was accom- 
plished, for the woods were so thick that 
even Kit Davis, the local "pathfinder," 
whenever he left the waterways, lost 
himself a few miles from the stockade, 
and there was constant danger of being 
surprised by Indians. As soon as the 
soldiers reached "Wiltwick one expedi- 
tion after another was made into the 

wilderness whenever news could be ob- 
tained of an Indian encampment. Some- 
times they returned empty-handed, 
sometimes with a few Indians whom they 
had captured, and now and then they 
succeeded in rescuing a white captive. 

One long and arduous journey they 
made with wagons and cannon, and a 
force of over two hundred men, through 
swamps and over mountains to the In- 
dian fortress at Warwarsing where 
they destroyed the great council house 
of all the Esopus Indian clans. It had 
been rumored that the majority of the 
white prisoners were kept here, but the 
Indians had got word of their coming, 
and the rescuing party found the place 

So the summer dragged on, and Louis, 
as he returned from one expedition after 
another, must have been growing hope- 
less of ever seeing his wife and children 
again. But when it seemed that no 
stone had been left unturned word was 
brought by a friendly Wappinger In- 
dian that the savages were guarding a 
large party of prisoners at Shawangunk, 
where they were building a new fort 
to replace the old one that the soldiers 
had destroyed at Warwarsing. It was 
early in September, it had been raining 
for days, and the streams were all swol- 
len to overflowing when Captain Cregier 
set out with a party of fifty men. 

And what of Catherine these three 
months? History gives us no word of 
her, but it is not hard to picture her the 
first days of her captivity, as she bravely 
trudged along through the green woods 
beside her captors with baby Jacques in 
her arms and little Abraham and Isaac 
clinging to her skirts. All the way to the 
Indian stronghold at Warwarsing they 
were probably driven, and when news 
was brought that the soldiers were com- 
ing, they were hurried away with the 
other prisoners to the Indian settlement 
on the banks of the Shawangunk Kill, 
where the Indians soon began to build a 
new stronghold. Every evening the 
prisoners were carried off into the woods 


lest a rescuing party might surprise the 
fort in the night. 

Then one day early in September a 
panic seized the red men, a fear that 
the soldiers were surely coming again. 
The Indians could retreat no farther, 
for they depended on their corn and 
beans to cany them through the winter, 
and all their other plantations the sol- 
diers had already destroyed. 

Very well ! So far they had taken good 
care of these white women and children, 
but if they were to be thwarted in their 
plans of holding them as hostages until 
their own brothers who had been shipped 
as slaves to Curacoa should be returned 
to them, there was still time to take a 
bitter revenge. So squaws were sent out 
to gather faggots, which were laid in 
piles. The white women were brought 
forward, all was ready, the light had 
only to be applied. 

Then it was that Catherine began to 
sing. It was a French version of the 
137th Psalm. "By the rivers of Baby- 
lon there we sat down, yea we wept 
when we remembered Zion. They that 
carried us away captive required of us 
a song, and they that wasted us required 
of us mirth, saying, 'Sing us one of the 
songs of Zion.' " She sang and the sav- 
ages stood motionless around. Perhaps 
she had been in the habit of amusing 
them so, and they had demanded it once 
more for the last time; perhaps she felt 
instinctively that her rescuers were near 
and she must do something — anything 
to gain time ; perhaps she only did it to 
keep up courage to the end. 

All at once a shout rang out on the 
September air and some strange hounds 
nosed through the circle of listeners. 
Then the savages with a terrified cry 
rushed to seize their weapons, but the 
soldiers were so close upon them that 
resistance was in vain. The chief and 
many of his warriors were slain, some 
were taken prisoners, and the rest es- 
caped across the creek. 

Journeying leisurely back toward 
Wilt wick with his family about him, his 
fears for the future lulled by the happi- 
ness of the present, Louis was impressed 
with the fertility of the lowlands along 
the Wallkill, and the hope was born then 
that some day he might come back there 
and make a settlement. Fourteen years 
afterward, when Abraham and Isaac 
were men growm, and the colony of New- 
York had passed from the hands of the 
Dutch to the English, Governor Edmond 
Andross granted him and his two oldest 
sons and nine other Huguenots who had 
settled in Hurley a large tract of land 
lying between the Sha wan gunk Moun- 
tains and the Hudson River. They called 
it New Paltz, in memory of the Rhine 
country which had given them refuge 
before they fled to the New World, and, 
having won the friendship of the Indians 
by a generous gift, early the next spring 
they left Hurley with their wives and 
children and all their household goods 
packed in three carts, and set up their 
tiny French municipality on the banks 
of the Wallkill. 

Additions to the Library 


Walter Burgwyn Jones, Montgomery, 
Ala. Privately printed. Price not 

This volume contains a carefully pre- 
pared genealogy of John Burgwin, Caro- 
linian, and John Jones, Virginian, thei r 

ancestors and descendants. There is 
much data of intimate interest to both 
families in addition to the genealogical 
information, and taken as a whole the 
book is to be recommended to all his- 
torical and genealogical libraries. 

7 he Evolution of a New England Girl 

By Zella A. Womack 

About the past — be it past enough to 
have the vapor clouds of mystery hover- 
ing about it and blending individual 
events and persons with the background 
of their environments — there is ever a 
spirit of romance, a spirit of charm. So 
it is where we turn to look across the 
years upon the homes of our fore- 
fathers on the shores of old New Eng- 
land. We forget then all the narrow- 
ness, all the bigotry, all the superstition, 
all the sordidness of many an individual 
member of the colonies and see only a 
little band of staunch and fearless men 
and women, inspired by an ideal and 
braving waste and want and. unknown 
perils ' ' for the sake of liberty and a free 
conscience." And about the children of 
those pioneers, though they are but a 
sort of ''dream children," appearing si- 
lently for a moment now and then in the 
background of the pictures of Colonial 
daily life thrown on the canvas by their 
fathers, and as silently slipping away 
again, about the little. things that made 
up their every day life, their hopes and 
plans, there is so little of definite fact 
handed down to us, that our imagina- 
tion is left free to weave a fabric of 
"such stuff as dreams are made of." 
Especially is this true in regard to the 
life of the Colonial girl. Narrow that 
life was and severe, and, in the living, 
unromantic ; but to the girl of to-day, if 
she has a love of adventure, and a spirit 
of fearlessness as an inheritance from 
these Colonial foremothers, these meager 
old diaries wear a mantle of- romance 
and beauty and charm like none save 
the pages of Scott. 

When we think of the life into which 
these little maids entered — the bare 
homes and the barer existence — it is 
marvelous that any of them lived long 
enough to have any record except that 

on a certain day she was born, and on 
another she died. Perhaps this life of 
endurance was, however, an important 
part of God's great plan for this great 
continent — the making of wives and 
mothers worthy to stand with their men 
in the thick of the battle that should 
bring out of revolution a new nation, a 
new people that should through evolu- 
tion be the wonder of the world. 

Be that as it may, however, certain it 
is that "from the moment when the 
baby opened its eyes on the bleak 
world * * * it had a Spartan struggle 
for existence." Fancy coming on a 
bleak New England winter day — for 
wunter seems most in harmony with the 
life — into an ill-built over-ventilated 
New England home so cold that though 

■ the great fire-place was piled high with 
wood, the sap which w r as forced out by 
the heat yet froze at the ends of the 
logs; fancy, too, being taken on such a 
raw r winter day through the streets of 
the town with only a suit of thin, little, 
linen garments and a silk shawl to shield 
her from the keen New England blast, 
and at the end of the journey, to go into 
a bleak New England meeting-house to 
be christened with water from a bowl in 
which the ice had to be broken. Fancy 
all this and more ; than shall we see, in 
some measure, what bravery, what hardi- 
hood, it took to be a New England baby. 
Very fortunate indeed, we should think, 
was the little maid whose birthday fell 
on a summer day. But even she had 
her trials and her "Spartan struggle for 

; existence." For she had. to fight epi- 
demics of fever and malaria that were 
the results of carelessness in matters of 
sanitation and one may believe also of 
the bite "q£ a small fly whose sting is 
uncommon keen," as one traveller wrote 
of the mosquito. Then, for both the 


winter and summer baby, there "was a 
disease which' must have owed most of 
iis awfulness to the remedy adminis- 
tered. The disease was rickets and its 
remedy, snailwater — a loathsome tonic 
made of roasted snails, crashed earth- 
worms, bear and half-a-hundred spices 
and such other things, any one of which 
would bring a certain and speedy death 
to a modern baby. 

Many and many of these poor little 
things did die in the first year of their 
lives — so many that one of the early 
chroniclers wrote: "There is not a home 
where there is not one dead." And be- 
cause so many were taken and because 
there was such a need of many from 
whom the law of "the survival of the fit- 
test" might select numbers sufficient to 
carry on the work of making the new 
nation, the children of these early Puri- 
tans were many. Rev. Cotton Mather 
wrote: "One woman had not less than 
twenty-two children and another no less 
than twenty-three — whereof nineteen 
lived to man's estate, and a third was 
mother of seven and twenty children." 
And this is no uncommon record, if we 
mav believe the diaries of the time. 

When we read of such enormous fam- 
ilies, we can hardly wonder at the 
names of these children, for if the christ- 
ening of a baby of our own day is a 
matter of so much concern that the nam- 
ing of even two taxes the imagination 
And ingenuity of a whole family and the 
neighbors, what must it have been to 
choose the name for little "Number 
Seven and Twenty % ' ' Se we feel no sur- 
prise but only pity for the mother who, 
pious soul that she was, wishing to com- 
memorate God's individual care and 
blessing in the sending of another little 
daugher, gives the child such a name as 
Hopestili, Thanks, Truegraee, Mercy- 
more, Desire, Hopedfor. Perhaps not 
all of these were girls' names, but to us, 
for whom they seem all undesirable, 
there is little difference; and perhaps it 
was so with them. It was the spirit in 
which the child was named, not the dis- 
tinction of sex, that these pious parents 

were guided by. Of this we are sure, 
not only because of what the names 
themselves suggest, but also because th<- 
worthy Samuel Sewall and Mather and 
others have left records of their reasons 
for choosing certain names. 

And such of these little maids as did 
not die before the second birthdays seem 
to have thrived well on their hard faro 
and exposure and to have been dis- 
tressed not in the least by their names, 
For we find records of scenes of child 
games — many more and much more va- 
ried than we have now — in which the 
girls as well as the boys took part. And 
as is true of almost all games that chil- 
dren invent for themselves, these Colo- 
nial pastimes demanded vigorous bodily 
exercise. But there are also a few dolls 
and a few specimens of toy furniture 
that have come down to -us, which show 
that even in the bleak Puritan world, 
"the eternal feminine" was not wholly 
dormant. To be sure, these dolls have 
world-old faces and prim, stiff little 
bodies, just as their child-mothers had; 
but still they are dolls. And the furni- 
ture, too, is often only the crude product 
of the homely jack-knife; but still it is 
doll-furniture. And we are sure that, 
like the modern child, who finds as much 
joy in an old rag-doll as in the most 
expensive French creation, each little 
Puritan maid had for her toy infant a 
world of mother love, not because it 
was beautiful but because it was her 

But how different must have been the 
doll-training and the doll-dressing of 
those days from that of our day. Just 
as the little maid was a replica of her 
mother in her long, voluminous-skirted, 
straight-waisted dress, with her huge 
puffed sleeves and stays, so must the 
doll-child have been a replica of the 

The education of these little maids 
was ail in harmony with the rest of their 
lives; and it was, I should think, this 
training, much more than the dress, that 
gave to the faces their world-old expres- 
sion. The New Englanders believed in 



education with as much fervor as they 
believed in "liberty and a free con- 
science;" and we find records of their 
schools and colleges in years when the 
southern colonists were still sending 
their children back to England for train- 
ing, when they could afford it, or leav- 
ing them to grow up without when they 
could not. But very little of what was 
then a liberal education was given to 
girls. Until the grammar-school age, to 
be sure, they had the same training as 
their brothers. But since the curriculum 
consisted of "the three R's, " with some- 
times very little of the last R, we fear 
that the Colonial maid did not have a 
fair share in the learning of her day. 
One thing, however, she shared with her 
brothers, every working minute of her 
life, and that was religious training. In 
the home where she was taught her 
"a-b-c's" and her syllable spelling — usu- 
ally by the time she was two or three 
years old — or in the "Dame School," 
where she went with her small brothers 
to study from the old "Hornbook" and 
later the "New England Primer" and 
later still "Webster's Spelling Book" 
or "The Arte of Vulgar Arithmeteke, " 
the spirit of the text was always the 
same. The hornbook devoted its entire 
contents of one page to the alphabet, 
then such syllables as ab, eb, ib, etc., 
then the Lord's Prayer. Primer and 
Speller continued the religious training 
with such words as abomination, edifica- 
tion, humiliation, mortification and 
purification ; prayers for children ; and 
the rhymed alphabet, such as: 

"In Adam's fall 

We sinned all." 
And if 'the poor student hoped for a 
change of subject when she arris'ed at 
the arithmetic stage, she was certainly 
disappointed. For even there she was 
set the task of arranging fifteen Chris- 
tians and fifteen Turks in a circle in 
such a way that taking them in a certain 
order, all the Christians should be saved 
and all the Turks executed. Writing. 
too which seems to have been a matter of 
greatest moment with the early school 

directors, parents and teachers alike — 
must needs do its share in religious 
training also. For all the "copies" 1 
have seen set for these young Puritans 
are maxims of morality or else Scrip- 
ture verses. Writing, like Greek rhet- 
oric, included many things. It meant 
not only penmanship, but also spelling 
and etymology and simple English gram- 
mar, so that by the time the Puritan girl 
became proficient in * 'writing,'- she had 
practically all the "learning" suitable 
for her. Then she was ready for her 
"finishing," or as the New England 
mother thought, "useful" training. 

Just how this "finishing" was ac- 
quired depended on the financial stand- 
ing of the girl's family. If they had 
the means, she was sent to boarding- 
school — in Boston, usually; if they were 
poor, she was "put forth" in some influ- 
ential family, where in return for her 
services as maid or general "help," she 
learned, from precept and example, the 
best in manners and general etiquette 
and housewifery that the mistress of the 
household could give her. All of these 
girls knew how to spin and weave and 
make their own clothes and those of 
fathers and brothers long before they 
were old enough to be sent away for 
their "finishing," for we read: "She 
could well spin at six years." So the 
curriculum of the young lady's board- 
ing-school consisted of embroidery, 
painting, wax-flower making, dancing, 
deportment and elegance of carriage. 
The extent and variety of this artistic 
training may be seen from the follow- 
ing advertisement: 

"Martha Gazley, late from Great 
Britain, now in the City of New York, 
Itfakes and Teacheth the following curi- 
ous Works, viz.: Artificial Fruit and 
Flowers and other Wax-works, Philli- 
gree and Pencil Work upon Muslin, all 
sorts of Needle- Work and Raising of 
Paste, as also to Paint upon Glass, and 
Transparent for Sconces, with other 
Works. If any young Gentlewomen or 
others are inclined to learn any or all 
of the above-mentioned curious Works, 


they may be carefully instructed in the 
same by said Martha Gazley." 

Specimens of this eaily art have come 
down to us in some old samplers still in 
possession of descendants of those Colo- 
nial girls, and, though a" green horse 
with red legs standing on a blue tree 
may not satisfy our ideas of art, still 
there is about these old samplers and 
their companions in art — the early 
"mourning-pieces" — a romantic charm 
akin to the old laces of the story-book 
garret. Both samplers and "mourning- 
pieces" show the persistence of the reli- 
gious though) t even amidst the lighter 
things of life. One old sampler has the 
rhyme : 

''Mary Jackson is my name 
And Christ is my salvation." 
And one "mourning-piece has "The 
Tree of Life" hung with apples bearing 
the names of Modesty, Honor, Patience, 
Silence and the like. All of these les- 
sons in art were not given as a useless 
accomplishment, however, for it was a 
matter of great pride to have their wood- 
en trenches and other table-ware carved 
or painted with mottoes and to have 
even their underclothes embroidered, not 
only in vines and scrolls and flowers, 
but also with whole Bible verses. This 
explains to us such verses as these: 
"She is a Puritan at her needle, too, 
She works religious petticoats." 
When she had "worked religious petti- 
coats" enoueli for her trosseau, and 
had painted or carved her own table- 
ware and could do all the steps in the 
minuet and contra-dance, the Puritan 
maid was a young lady ready for her 
"coming-out party," even though she 
was of 'the age to be counted "only a 

school-girl" with us. Marriage was her 
goal and aim in life — marriage and the 
rearing of sons and daughters for th< 
building of the nation. But when she 
enters upon this business, in the pages 
of the old chroniclers, she sinks inti 
the obivion of the family and becomes 
merely the wife of her husband, — sel- 
dom mentioned and never seen as an 
entity except on the Sabbath day, as she 
marshalls her "seven and twenty chil- 
dren" to the house of God. Small won- 
der is it, then, that, as a farewell to 
her girlhool — as the climax to her evolu- 
tion from the Colonial baby to the Colo 
nial maiden — she should glory in a seen- 
where dress and the dance are the domi- 
nant spirit, even though it is merely a 
"girls' party" with only a few mothers 
and fathers for propriety. One girl has 
left us her description of her dress at 
such a party. "I was dressed in my 
yellow coat, black bib and apron, my 
pompadour shoes and my cap my Aunt 
Storer some time since presented mc 
with, a handsome locket and chain in 
the shape of a hart, all my paste, gar- 
net, marquisette and jet pins, my locket, 
rings, black collar around my neck, 2 
or 3 yards of blue ribbon, striped tucker 
and ruffles." Of this cap she says: 
"From the roots of my hair on my fore- 
head to the top of my notions, I meas- 
ured above an inch longer than I did 
downward from the roots of my hair 
to the end of my chin;" and it is a tit 
ting picture with which to close the girl- 
hood of these Colonial maids from whose 
lives the Revolution took away all the 
beauty, charm and romance, out of which 
we dream dreams of that great and glo- 
rious long ago. 

In M 


The Puritan and Cavalier Chapter of Mon- 
mouth, III., mourn the death of a charter mem- 
ber, Mrs. Ann Caroline Bond, which occurred 
on May 16, 1914. 

She was the daughter of John Nea3 Harrah 
and Ilelen Wfeaston Harrah of Belmont County, 
Ohio, where she was born February 2o, 1S35. 

In every line her ancestors were in this coun- 
try before the Revolution, and she was eligible 
to the Colonial Dames, the U. 8. Daughters 
of 1812, and oth',r patriotic societies. 

In 1812 she removed with her parents to Mc- 
Donough County, Illinois. In 1SG0 she crosse-l 
the plains with an ox team to California, &v^ 



when near Pikes Peak was captured by the In- 
dians, but was rescued by her party in a few T 

She possessed many pieces of jewelry made 
from gold which she had "panned out" her- 

On October 25, 1860, in Warren County, 111., 
she married Je^se Walton Bond, who died nine 
years ago. 

They had three children, Jesse Walton Bond 
of Oklahoma, Mrs. George C. Goodman of 
Denver, and Mrs. J. H. Hanky of Monmouth, 
state secretary of the Illinois Daughters of the 
American Revolution. 

Mrs. Ada Veile Barr died suddenly on April 
15, 1914. 

Mrs. Barr was born near Kingston on the 
Hudson in the year 1854. 

Her father died when she was two years 
old. In IS 7 7 her mother went out to Japan to 
take charge of a school for Eurasian girls at 
Yokohama. In 1SSS Mrs. Barr joined her 
mother and began work as a teacher in the 
same school. Her work was most successful 
and important. She often spoke of these years 
as among the most blessed of her life. Mrs. 
Barr returned to America during the summer 
of 1890, and was married to Mr. Presley J. 

Mrs. Barr was a faithful member of the 
Presbyterian Church; for some years she had 
been treasurer of the Woman's Presbyterial 
Society and when her worth was discovered no 
other name was ever considered for the office. 
She was on her way to attend to some business 
connected with this office when she met her 
death by being run over by an automobile 
truck. > 

Next to her home and church work was her 
interest in matters patriotic 

She was a member of Omaha Chapter and 
had served as registrar, treasurer and regent. 
As treasurer she was considered by the then 
Treasurer General as one of the best. She was 
always willing to serve wherever needed. The 
Friday before her death she spent the afternoon 
with the educational committee in looking over 
the essays written by high school pupils in com- 
petition for the D. A. E. prize. 

She was a member of the Daughters of 1812 
and had her papers ready to join the "Society 
of Patriots and Founders." 

Her ancestors had much to do with the forma- 
tion of treaties with the Indians and thereby 
aided materially in securing the safety of the 
early settlers of the Mohawk Valley. 

Moses Cleaveland Chapter has again been 
called upon to part with a valued and honored 
member, Mrs. Alice Haywood Haines, who 
passed away August 14, 1914. Mrs. Haines was 
a charter member of the chapter and was dearly 
beloved by its members and a host of friends 

George Clymer Chapter, Towanda, Penna., 
mourns the sudden death of Mrs. Mary Fran- 
ces Bartlett Macfarlane, wife of the late 
Edward Overton Macfarlane, on June 29, 1914. 

Mrs. Macfarlane was a charter member and 
first vice-regent of the chapter and deeply inter- 
ested in its welfare. She was a woman of 
charming personality, and a lovely Christian 
character. She is survived by one daughter and 
five sons, one of whom bears the name of 
George Ciymer, the Signer, for whom the chap- 
ter i3 named. 

Mrs. Everett K. Sawyer died at her home 
in Hudson Falls, N. Y., on January 7, 1914. 
Mrs. Sawyer was Sarah Lord, the daughter of 
John Dewey Lord of Ley den, Lewis Co., N. Y., 
and a descendant of Kornas Lord, an original 
proprietor of Hartford, Conn. She was also 
a great granddaughter of John Dewey of Revo- 
lutionary fame. Her girlhood was spent on 
Leyden Hill, and she was educated at Lowville 
and Cazenovia. She was married to Rev. E. R. 
Sawyer, D. D., of Hudson Falls, N. Y., in 1871, 
and her entire married life was spent here. 

She was an ideal pastor's wife, a devoted 
mother to her two sons, noted for her hos- 
pitality, an efficient teacher in the Sunday 
school, president of Mission Circle for more 
than twenty-five years. For many years 
all the activities of the church claimed her 
attention. She was a leader in the social and 
philanthropic work of this locality. She was 
a charter member of Jane McCrea Chapter, 
D. A. R., and active in the formation of the 
chapter. She had served in many of its offices, 
the last being that of treasurer. 

Miss Katherlne M. Thayer, honorary re- 
gent of Matthew Thornton Chapter, Nashua, 
N. H., died June 3, 1914. She served the chap- 
ter as regent nearly ten consecutive years and 
was a charter member. She was by birth and 
tradition a patriot, having inherited a gener- 
ous portion of the heroic spirit of her Colonial 
and Revolutionary ancestors. Identified with 
the chapter from its organization much of its 
v/ork and success have been due to her earnest 
and untiring efforts. The community i^vhich 
she Lived, as well as the chapter, has sustained 
the loss of a useful, high-minded, patriotic 
Christian gentlewoman. 


The National Society of the 

Daughters of the American Revolution 

Headquarters Memorial Continental Hall, Seventeenth and D Streets, N. W., 

Washington, D. C. 

J^ationai poarb of ^lanagxment 

President General 


2S7 We^fc End Are., New York, N. Y., and Memorial Continental Hall, Washington, D. C. 

Vice-Presidents General 

(Term of office 
Mrs. John Van Landinoham, 

500 East Ave., Charlotte, N. C. 
Mas. E. H. Cunningham, 

139 S. Main St., Henderson, Ey. 
Me8. Thomas Day, 

580 Poplar St., Memphis, Tenn. 
Mas. Thomas Kite, 

Chelsea Place, Delhi, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Mrs. Ehett Goode, 

60 St. Emanuel St., Mobile, Ala. 

(Term of office 
Mas. George Maynard Minor, 

Waterford, Conn. 
Mrs. Joseph S. Wood, 

135 S. 2nd Ave., Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 
Mrs. Eliza Perry Leary, 

1551 10th Ave. N., Seattle, Wash. 
Mrs. Charles Clemence Abbott, 

Washington St., Keene, N. H. 
Mrs. Alvin V. Lane, 

2505 Maple Ave., Dallas, Texas. 

expires 1915.) 
Mrs. Allen Putnam Perley, 

' ' Grevstone, ' ' Vallaraont, Williamsport, P 
Mrs. Ben F. Gray, Jr., 

5955 Clemens Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 
Miss Harriet I. Lake, 

Independence, Iowa. 
Mrs. John Lee Dinwiddie, 

Fowler, Ind. 
Mrs. John F. Swift, 

2715 Beuvenue Ave., Berkeley, Calif. 

expires 1916.) 
Mrs. George T. Smallwood, 

3520 Ave. of Presidents, Washington, D. C 
Mrs. Samuel W. Jamison, 

1016 Franklin Road, Roanoke, Va. 
Mrs. Charles E, Davis, 

St. Peter, Minn. 
Mrs. Edmund F. Noel, 

Lexington, Miss. 
Mrs. William H. Crosby, 

1042 Main St., Racine, Wis. 

Chaplain General 

Mrs. Mary S. Lockwood, 
The Columbia, Washington, D. C. 

Recording Secretary General 

Mrs. William C. Boyle, 

Memorial Continental Hall, 

Washington, D. C. 

Organizing Secretary General 
Mrs. Henry L. Mann, 

Memorial Continental Hall, 

Washington, D. C. 

Treasurer General 
Mrs. Joseph E. Ransdell, 

Memorial Continental Hall, 

Washington, D. C. 

Corresponding Secretary General 

Mrs. Julius C. Burrows, 

Memorial Continental Hall, 

Washington, D. C. 

Registrar General 
Mrs. Gafjs M. Brumbaugh, 

Memorial Continental Hail, 

Washington, D. 0. 

Historian General 

Mrs. Charles Wesley Bassett, 

Memorial Continental Hall, 

Washington, D. 0- 

Director General in Charge of Report to Smithsonian Institution 

Mrs. Edward Orton, Jr., 
The Lincoln, Columbus, Ohio. 

Librarian General 

Mrs. George M. Sternberg, 

Memorial Continental Hall, Washington, D. C. 


State Regents and State Vice-Regents — 1914-15 

ALABAMA..: Mrs. Joseph V. Allen, 1006 Crescent Ave., Birmingham. 

Mrs. John G. Winter. Montgomery. 
ARIZONA Mrs. Harry L. Chandler, Mesa. 

Mrs. Well C. Barnes, 84-1 N. 5th Ave., Phoenix 
ARKANSAS Mrs. bAMUEL S. Wassell, 107 L. sth St., Little Rock. 

Miss Stella Pickett Hardy, JBatesville: 
CALIFORNIA ... .Mrs. Maynard Force Thayer, 651 S. Pasadena Ave., Pasadena. 

Mrs. John C. Lvnch, 1848 University Ave., Berkeley. 
COLORADO Mrs. Win field S. Tarbell, 164.5 Vine St., Denver. 

Mrs. \V. H. Clatworthy, 207 E. Piatt Ave., Pt. Morgan. 
CONNECTICUT Mrs. John Laidlaw Buel, Litchfield. 

Mrs. Charles H. Bissell, Southington. 
DELAWARE Mrs. George C. Hall, St. John's Rectory, 2300 Boulevard, Wilmington. 

Mrs. George H. Hall, Milford. 
DIST. OF OOLUMBIA.Mrs. Frank F. Greenawalt, 1719 Lanier Place, Washington. 

Miss Janet E. Richards, The Oiympia, Washington. 
FLORIDA Mrs. Glenvtlle C. Frissell, Box 264, Miami. 

Mrs. M. W. Carruth, 412 W. Lafayette St., Tampa. 
GEORGIA Mrs. Thadeus C. Parker, Ingieside, Vineville, Macon. 

Mrs. Alexander O. Harper, Dewyrose, Elberton. 
IDAHO Mrs. Charles W. Pursell, Hurtt Apts. No. 4, Boise. 

Mrs. Ward Stone, Caidweil. 
ILLINOIS Mrs. George T. Page, 127 Flora Ave., Peoria. 

Mrs. Frank W. Bahnsen, 723 20th St., Rock Island. 
INDIANA Mrs. Frances Haberly-Robertson, Spy Run Road, Ft. Wayne. 

Mrs. William A. Cullop, Vincennes. 
IOWA Mrs. Robert J. Johnston, Humboldt. 

Mrs. D. A. Collier, 326 Fulton {St., Keokuk. 
KANSAS Mrs. George Thacher Guernsey, Ridgewood, Independence. 

Mrs. William R. Van Tuyl, 310 5th Ave., Leavenworth. 
KENTUCKY .Mrs. Walter S. Glore, Danville. 

Mrs. James W t . Caperton, Richmond. 
LOUISIANA Mrs. William W. Wallis, 1302 Washington Ave., New Orleans. 

Mrs. Tiley H. Scoyell, 1002 Olive St., fcjhreveport. 
MAINE ......Mrs. William C. Robinson, North Anson. 

Mrs. Charles W. Steele, Farmington. 
MARYLAND Mrs. Robert G. Hogan, Catonsville. 

Mrs. Robert A. Welsh, Millersville. 
MASSACHUSETTS ...Mrs. George O. Jenkins, 28 Warren Ave., Whitman. 

s Mrs. Charles G. Chick, 1426 River St., Hyde Park. 
MICHIGAN Mrs. Arthur Maxwell Parker, 1691 Jefferson Ave., Detroit. 

Mrs. Harvey J. Campbell, 529 Pipestone St., Benton Harbor. 
MINNESOTA Mrs. George C. Squires, 698 Oakland Ave., St. Paul 

Mrs. Samuel M. Dick, 302 Grove St., Minneapolis. 
MISSISSIPPI Mrs. Andrew Fuller Fox, "Elm View," West Point. 

Mrs. Thomas Franklin, 1018 3rd Ave., W., Columbus. 
MISSOURI Mrs. Mark S. Salisbury, Independence. 

Mrs. Herbert A. Owen, 1027 Henry St., St. Joseph. 
MONTANA Mrs. Edward A. Morley, 15 S. Benton Ave., Helena. 

Mrs. Charles A. Blackburn, 804 W. Silver St., Butte. 
NEBRASKA Mrs. Warren Perry, 815 4th St., Fairbury. 

Mrs. C. H. Aull, 3120 Woolworth Ave., Omaha. 

NEVADA Miss Bird M. Wilson, Goldfield. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE ...Mrs. Charles C. Goss. 10 Lexington St., Dover. 

Miss Annie Wallace, Rochester. 
NEW JERSEY Mrs. George W. Gedney, 50 Montclair Ave., Montclair. 

Mrs. William D. Sherrerd, Highland Ave., HaddonfiQld. 
NEW MEXICO Mrs. Singleton M. Ashenfelter, Silver City. 

Mrs. William H. Pope, Santa Fe. 
NEW YORK Mrs. Willard S. Augssuet, Antwerp*. 

Mrs. Charles Fred Boshart, Orchard Place, Lowville. 
NORTH CAROLINA. . .Mrs. William N. Reynolds, 644 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem. 

Mrs. Arthur Lillington Smith, 702 X. Tryon St., Cnarloite. 
OHIO Mrs. Kent Hamilton, 2317 Scottwood Ave., Toledo. 

Krs. Austln C, Brant, 848 N. Market St., Canton. 


OKLAHOMA Mrs. J. D. Hail, 1325 S. Cheyenne Ave., Tulsa. 

Mrs. Wm. O. Beall, Muskogee. 
OSEGON Mrs. John F. Beaumont, 4S1 E. 50th St. N., Portland. 

Mrs. James N. Davis, S61 IJa^.vthoTne Ave., Portland. 
PENNSYLVANIA Miss Emma L. Ceowell, Oak Lane, Philadelphia. 

Mrs. Anthony Wayne Cook, Hotel Schenley, Pittsburgh. 
RHODE ISLAND Mrs. Clovis H. Bowen, 74 Walcott St., Pavrtucket. 

Mrs. George J. Arnold, 45 Warwick Ave., Edgewocd. 
SOUTH CAROLINA . . Mrs. Fred H. Calhoun, Clemson College. 

Mrs. Hugh L. McColl, Beimettsvilie. 
SOUTH DAKOTA Mrs. Edward B. Keator, 907 Park St., Watertown. 

Miss E. St. Clair Snyder, 617 2d St., Watertown. 
TENNESSEE Mrs. George W. Baxter, Knoxville. 

Mrs. Hallum W. Goodlee, Bells. 
TEXAS Mrs. Andrew Rose, 821 Olive St., Teiarkana. 

Mrs. Charles E. Kelly, 900 Mesa Ave., El Paso. 
UTAH .Mrs. Mary M. F. Allen, P. O. Box A, Park City. 

Mrs. L. C. Miller, 943 E. 1st South St., Salt Lake City. 
VERMONT Mrs. Perley Hazen, 5 Highland Ave., St. Johnsbury. 

Mrs. E. R. Pember, Wells. 
VIRGINIA Mrs. J. F. Maupin, 42 N. Court St., Portsmouth. 

Mrs. William A. Smoot, 1111 Oronoco St., Alexandria. 

WASHINGTON Mrs. Henry McCleary, McCleary. 

. Mrs. J. W. McIntosh, 1911 9th Ave., Spokane. 
WEST VIRGINIA Mrs. William H. Smith, The Snuggery, Parkersburg. 

Mrs. Charles R. Wilson, 1400 5th Ave., Huntington. 
WISCONSIN Mrs. Edwin H. Van Ostrand, 139 Langdon St., Madison. 

Mrs. John P. Hume, 358 Royal Place, Milwaukee. 
WYOMING Mrs. Henry B. Patten, 1654 Park Road, Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Frank W. Mondell, New Castle. 
ORIENT Mrs. Charles Sumner Lobingler, c/o Judge Lobingier, Shanghai, China. 

Honorary Officers Elected for Life 

Honorary Presidents General 

Mrs. John W. Foster, Me-s. Donald McLsu.n, 

Mrs. Daniel Manning, Mrs. Matthew T. Scott. 

Honorary President Presiding 
Mrs. Mary V. B. Cabell. 

Honorary Vice-Presidents General 

Mrs. Ellen Harmn Walworth, 1894. 
Mrs. A. Howard Clark, 1895. 
Mrs. Augusta Daneorth Geee, 1896. 
Mrs. Mildred S. Mathes. 1899. 
Mrs. Mary S. Lockwood, 1905. 
Mrs. William Lindsay, 1906. 

Mrs. Helen M. Boynton, 1905. 
Mrs. Sara T. Kinney, 1910. 
Mss. J. Morgan Smith, 1911. 
Mrs. Theodore C. Bates, 1913. 
Mrs. E. Gaylord Putnam, 1913. 
Mrs, W'allacj; Delaflkld, 1914, 

Mrs. Drayton W. Bushnell, 1914. 



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American Revolution 

Vol. XLV. No. 5 

November, 1914 

Whole No. 268 

The First Thanksgiving 

Mrs. Camille Benson Bird 

The first formal occasion of Thanks- 
giving observed by English Colonists in 
America was a religions service held on 
the spot now called Fort Popham on the 
coast of Maine, August the 9th, 1607, 
to commemorate the safe landing of the 
Popham Colonists. But the modern 
Thanksgiving Day, a season of joyful 
reunion of families and friends, and the 
grateful realization of our blessings, has 
its prototype in the first Thanksgiving 
celebration of the Pilgrims, held at Ply- 
mouth in November, 1621. Let those who 
are wont to think of the Pilgrims as a 
morose, gloomy and pleasure-hating folk 
take note that this Thanksgiving week 
(not day) was set apart not for religious 
services, but for recreation. It seems to 
me that one of the finest human quali- 
ties is the ability to lift up the heart in 
the face of adversity, to preserve one's 
zest for the joys of life even through a 
long series of trials and hardships. Let 
us consider for a moment what these 
brave hearts had been through in their 
eleven months' residence in New Eng- 

After a patient search of some four 
weeks along the bleak shore of Cape Cod, 
they had, on December 20th, 1620, se- 
lected what is now Plymouth to be the 
site for their colony, and at once began 

the preparation of their new home. Day- 
light hours are few and precious in New 
England at this Midwinter Season, and 
the work was often interrupted by 
storms of sleet and bitter cold, as well 
as by alarms from the Indians; so 'tis 
no wonder that the task of providing ac- 
commodations took all winter. The last 
of the colonists and their belongings 
were not removed from the ship until 
March. Meanwhile, scurvy and pneu- 
monia., dreaded foes of those who live in 
cramped quarters with unsuitable food 
and undue exposure, came among the 
company and carried off half their 
number. During the "Great Sickness" 
in January and February there were 
sometimes as many as three deaths a 
day. At one time there were not more 
than seven well persons all told, and 
home-building must perforce be sus- 
pended while they tended the sick, 
fetched their w r ood, made their fires, 
cooked their food, made their beds, 
washed their bodies and clothing, and 
buried the dead. 

In hours of desperate stress even 
time to mourn the dead is denied to the 
living. Soldiers on the battlefield close 
up the ranks as fast as their comrades 
diop out, and in Plymouth it was nec- 
essary for families to be made as com- 



pact as possible that all might be pro- 
vided for. Hence, Ave need not be sur- 
prised to learn that one of the first 
'events after the sickness abated was the 
marriage of Edward Winslow, a widow- 
er of seven weeks, and Susanna White, a 
widow of eleven weeks, the mother of 
little Peregrine White, born on board the 
| Mayflower. 

Pitifulh' reduced from the original es- 
timate was the number of buildings nec- 
essary to house the colonists. As far as 
I can learn, the following were com- 
pleted by the Fall of 1621: A store- 
house, also available for public worship 
and meetings, a. hospital, a shed for the 
company's goods, another for the year's 
crop, and seven houses, each with its 
; garden plot. These were ranged along 
Leyden Street, a thoroughfare leading 
from the landing place at the water's 
edge to the top of the hill, where the 
cannon brought over in the Mayflower 
had been mounted to keep guard over 
the fifty-one graves on the slope of the 
hill and the fifty-one survivors, living 
in the village at its base. Such was the 
stage setting for the first Thanksgiv- 
ing. Now for the cast. 

Of the fifty-one survivors, four were 
women, ten girls, fifteen boys and twen- 
ty-one men. 

Note the relatively small proportion 
of wives and mothers who survived that 
terrible first winter. Of eighteen who 
accompanied their husbands and fami- 
lies on the Mayflower, fourteen were al- 
ready sleeping on the hillside. The re- 
maining four deserve special mention. 
They were: Mary, wife of William 
Brewster; Susanna, wife of Edward 
Winslow;* Elizabeth, wife of Stephen 
Hopkins; and Eleanor, wife of John 
Billington. All honor to the hostesses 
of our first Feast Day. 

The men and boys had toiled valiantly 
all the season in field and garden, break- 
ing all the ground by hand, as they had 
neither horse nor cattle. Crops had 
prospered, thanks to the Indian Squan- 
to's teaching how to drop a fish into each 
hill of corn as fertilizer. Finally the 

precious harvest was safely gathered 
and Governor Bradford detailed four 

men to go a-fowling, "so we might after 
a special manner rejoice together after 
we had gathered the fruits of our la- 
bors," writes Edward AVinslow. Wild 
ducks, geese and brandt were plentiful 
along the shores of Cape Cod in the 
Fall, the wood abounded in partridges, 
and Governor Bradford specified that 
during that Autumn "there was great 
store of wild turkeys;" so we may 
easily believe, as Winslow says, that the 
four hunters "killed as much fowl as 
with a little help besides served the. 
company for about a week. ' ' 

Said "company" was greatly aug- 
mented by a visit from the friendly In- 
dian Chief, Massasoit, with ninety of his 
followers, whom the colonists enter- 
tained for three whole days. The In- 
dian hunters contributed five deer to the 

Much time was spent in recreation, 
doubtless competitions in running, leap- 
ing, jumping and throwing. Probably 
the Indians exhibited some ceremonial 
dancing; and in particular, Winslow 
says, "we exercised our arms." The 
doughty Captain Miles Standish was not 
the man to suffer his little troop to grow 
rusty for lack of constant practice in 
drilling, and "training," as it was 
called, continued to be the principal fea- 
ture of all New England festival days. 
For some years they had six trainings 
a year, and thanks to this practice, the 
Yankee farmers could turn into soldiers 
at a minute's notice, as did the Minute 
Men of '75. 

Some strenuous recreations as I have 
mentioned are known to furnish excel- 
lent encouragement to the appetite. 
The Seventeenth Century was an age of 
meat and drink, especially in England 
where vegetables were considered of rel- 
atively small importance as an article of 
diet. Besides the waterfowl, partridge, 
turkeys and venison, doubtless the Pil- 
grims' board was laden with fish, oys- 
ters, clams, and eels, which they were 
accustomed to use. Their "staff of life" 



was maize, which the Indians had taught 
them how to raise. They ground the 
kernels by hand in stone mortars, and 
from the meal prepared bread, mush and 
puddings, a diet, as Roger Williams 
wrote, "exceedingly wholesome for Eng- 
lish bodies." I think it likely that they 
had also a dish of pumpkins, or f *pom- 
pions, " which grew in abundance and 
were dried on strings by Indians for win- 
ter use; and surely the boys had not 
failed to find the cranberries, which 
grew wild all along Cape Cod. 

Milk and cheese they had not, as no 
cattle had yet been imported. But the 
sharpest deprivation must have been the 
lack of beer and ale, a most important 
feature of an Englishman's daily fare. 
Bradford and other early chroniclers 
complain bitterly of their lack, and note 
the use of water as a beverage as an un- 
usual hardship. Other mild fermented 
drinks, which could be prepared without 

the use of malt, were made and used by 
the CoJonisrs. One such drink called 
metheglin, was long popular in both Old 
and New England. It was made of va- 
rious savory herbs, water, honey, yeast 
and spices; and as these materials were 
within reach of the Pilgrims, we may as- 
sume that it formed the principal be\- 
erage of their feast. Though the ingre- 
dients sound innocent, we are told by 
Master Howel that "Metheglin does 
stupefy more than any other liquor if 
taken immoderately. 

Probably most of us are content to 
quaff something less potent as we dwell 
in gratitude upon our mercies; but 
whatever beverage we may use, let us 
never forget on Thanksgiving Da}' to 
drink to the memory of those brave men 
and women who found courage to lift up 
their hearts and be of good cheer in that 
bleak little settlement on the shore of 
Cape Cod, in the year of our Lord, 1621. 

Where Was Athens? 

[The following announcement appeared in 
the columns of the Pennsylvania Packet and 
Daily Advertiser for Feb. 5, 1789. Can any 

Pittsburgh, Jan. 17. 

Description of the new City of Athens. 

This city is intended to be laid out at 
the confluence of those two majestic riv- 
ers, the Mississippi and Missouri, be- 
tween the 38th and 39th degree of north 
latitude, on perhaps the most desirable 
spot in the known world. Scarce any 
place, indeed, can boast such numerous 
favors conferred on it by the liberal 
hand of nature — a climate equal to that 
of Montpelier itself — a soil where al- 
most every thing grows spontaneous, and 
in its fertility the curse inflicted on 
Adam "Thou shalt eat thy bread with 
the sweat of thy brow" is almost 
forgotten. On the one hand 
down, with swelling pride, the chrystal 
curre?it of the Mississippi, bearing on 
its bounteous bosom an infinite variety 
of the finny race, in the greatest abun- 

of the readers of the magazine tell what be- 
came of Athens? Was the city ever built of 
brick and stone or did it exist merely on paper? 
— Contributed by Airs. Amos G. Draper.] 

dance, to please the pampered palate of 
the epicure, or supply the frugal table 
of the industrious citizen. On the other, 
the rapid torrent of the Missouri rolls 
along with course impetuous, lashing its 
flowery margin with its surge, and bear- 
ing on its foaming surface vast quanti- 
ties of the most excellent peltry, furs of 
all kinds, superior to any that Russia 
ever furnished, which will one day bring 
more wealth into the coffers of the mer- 
chant than the mines of Peru or Mexico 
to the Spanish monarch. The face of the 
country is covered with the most useful 
kinds of trees; shrubs; plants and vege- 
tables; corn, wine and oil are on its 
hills, and milk and honey in its valleys. 

On a rising ground, about a mile to 
the northwest of the city, out of the mid- 
dle of a beautiful grove cf Cyprus, is- 
sues a spring, whose water produces, 


when evaporated, an immensity of salt, 
equal in quality to any ever made. 
Fresh water in abundance from an ad- 
joining eminence can be conveyed into 
the city; stone coal and other fuel is 
equally as attainable ; mines of lead, iron 
and copper, and quarries of excellent 
free stone and marble, are to be met with 
in the course of ten miles on the western 
hank of the Missouri, and can he con- 
veyed in one hour to the heart. of the city. 
The point of land extending beyond 
the regular plan of the town towards 
the river, is superlatively beautiful, 
courts the fostering hand of improve- 
ment, and promises to excel, in elegance 
and taste, the boasted gardens of the 
great. Semiramis. At the very point will 
be erected a building denominated Fort 
Solon, after the great Athenian law 
giver; not for the defence of Athens 
(its rivers and the harmony subsisting 
between his most Catholic majesty and 
the surrounding tribes of friendly In- 
dians heing a sufficient bulwark) but for 
the retirement of the governor from the 
busy scenes of public employment. The 
rapidity of the Missouri appears at the 
junction, at the point off Fort Solon, to 
spurn at the gentle current of its sister 
river, and force it to the opposite bank; 
the water of the Mississippi is rendered 
apparently stagnant for a considerable 
distance above the town, by which means 
trader-boats of all dimensions can lie 
along the wharfs, without any danger 
from the current, to be loaded with the 
varied produce of the western world, 
ready to be wafted through the free tide 
of Mississippi stream to the most dis- 

Death of a Real Daughter 

Mrs. Harriet Buell Woods Dodge, a 
Keal Daughter and member of Marquis 
de Lafayette Chapter of Montpelier, 
Vermont, died May 4, 1914. She was 
born in Fairlce, Vt., January 19, 1822, 
the only child of Samuel Woods and his 
second wife, Mary Peters. In 18-39 she 
married Theodore A. Dodge. Samuel 
Woods had ten children by his first 
wife, and Mary Peters had ten Buell 

tant ports. The luxury of both the In 
dies — all that Europe or any other quar- 
ter of the globe affords that is desirable, 
will, through this channel, find their way 
to Athens. Through the beneficent dis 
position of the Spanish monarch, every 
religious sect will there find refuge, pro- 
tection, and even encouragement; under 
his auspices, the arts will flourish as in 
Athens of old ; large premiums to every 
operator in the various brandies of me- 
chanics will be given, nor will the useful 
hand of the husbandman be without its 
reward, as the farmer will be accom- 
modated with a sufficiency of land at a 
proper distance. 

A certain portion of the city will be 
adopted for religious and other public- 
uses, and a part reserved for the particu- 
lar disposal of the governor; the re- 
mainder will be given to settlers, a town 
lot and five acres without the city to 
every master of a family, and stone, 
timber, lime and other building mate- 
rials furnished at the public expence. 
The advantage of settling early is in this 
instance obvious, as the first applicant 
has the first choice, and though every 
foot is desirable, yet undoubtedly some 
must have the pre-eminence. 

N. B. It is apprehended that printed 
proposals will be dispersed through the 
country early in the spring, and a time 
for commencing the operations appoint- 
ed. The arrival of the governor from 
Old Spain is all that is now necessary. 

Translated from the, Spanish by Don 
Henrico Ignatius Ferdinando Guspes, 

children by her first husband. Samuel 
Woods, the Revolutionary soldier, was 
born in Lancaster, Mass., January 2, 
1759 and died in Fairlee, Vt., March 
28, 1825. He enlisted at Lancaster, 
Mass., May 26, 1777, for 3 years as a 
private in Col. Gamaliel Bradford's 
Regiment. Again her enlisted, /July. 
1781, in Col. Joseph Case's Pegiment, 
md for his service was granted a pension- 

Work of the Chapters 

Mochannon Chapter (Philipsburg, 
Pa.) — Has not missed a meeting since its 
organization six years ago. Nine meet- 
ings, together with the Charter Day cele- 
bration, Washington's Birthday and 
Flag Day complete the year. Our pro- 
gram follows a definite plan which has 
been carefully worked out by the pro- 
gram committee. Our papers this year 
are on the government of our country, 
National, State, county and municipal. 
As our town is comparatively modern 
we have no graves of Revolutionary sol- 
diers to mark, but we had here the first 
screw factory in the U. S. and we are 
about to set up in some commemorative 
way five stones left from the founda- 
tion. "We give prizes in tlie public 
schools for the best work done in U. S. 
history and endeavor in every way to 
stimulate patriotism and reverence for 
the flag. We always have a representa- 
tive at the National Congress and the 
State Conference and our forty-three 
members are deeply interested in the 
work. — Catherine DuBree Nuttall, 
regent. ■> 

Lake St. Catherine Chapter (Wells, 
Vt.) — In reviewing the work of Lake St. 
Catherine Chapter for the year 1913-14 
the assertion that history is not all a 
man's story has been verified when con- 
sidering what our forty or more women 
have done along patriotic lines. With 
our persevering little regent, Mrs. 
Blanche Nelson, at the front, and loyal 
and faithful officers and committees 
whenever duty demanded, we have rea- 
son to feel flattered at the success of all 
undertakings. The year books were in 
the hands of the members promptly and 
have proved a veritable mine of good 
things. The by-laws have been rear- 
ranged, amended, accepted and printed 
in pamphlet form and distributed, a 
copy to each member. Forty-four Revo- 
lutionary soldiers' graves have been lo- 

cated. Twenty-one have been appropri- 
ately marked. The rest will receive the 
same attention when the ways and 
means committee are able to report fav- 
orably. Valuable data has been sent to 
the Historian General, as also to the 
genealogical department of the Boston 
Evening Transcript. Our chapter was 
well represented at the 14th Vermont 
State Conference held at Brattleboro and 
at the Continental Congress. Meetings 
have been held according to schedule, al- 
ways inspiring and helpful. Several pa- 
pers on historical subjects have been 
deemed worthy and sent to the Reci- 
procity Bureau. The chain parties 
proved a great impetus to the chapter, 
both sociably and financially. We have 
entertained members from other chap- 
ters at several meetings and have also 
been entertained by those chapters in 
return. Our chapter was well repre- 
sented at the unveiling of a marker by 
the Israel Harris Chapter. Honors we 
have received from the National Society 
when Mrs. Agnes Paul, past regent, was 
appointed on the Conservation of the 
Home Committee, and the historian, Mrs. 
Anna Denison, on the Preservation of 
Records and Historical Research Com- 
mittee, and it was no small honor to 
have the State vice-regent (Mrs. E R. 
Pember, past regent) appointed from L. 
St. Catherine Chapter, of which she was 
the organizer. It was with sad hearts 
we laid to rest one more of our charter 
members, Jennie Lyons Francis, a dear, 
enthusiastic sister. We have donated 
our usual amount towards the support 
of the Kurn Hattin home. Despite the 
storms and sometimes almost impassable 
roads the meetings have been well sus- 
tained and a great deal of interest has 
been shown, by which we feel much en- 
couraged. It is often the small things 
of this life that count most, but our motto 
should be — "press forward to greater 



and grander tilings." — Anna Ostran- 
der Denison, historian. 

Moses Cleaveland Chapter (Clove- 
land, Ohio) — This chapter was organized 
March 5, 1913, with a membership of 
twenty-two, and it was voted to limit the 
membership to sixty. 

Mrs. Mars E. Wager was the organiz- 
ing regent, and it was mainly through 
her efforts and enthusiastic interest in 
the work that the chapter was formed. 
Mrs. "William 0. Boyle, now the honored 
Recording Secretary General, N. S. D. A. 
R., was elected first vice-regent and Mrs. 
X. X. Cruui second vice-regent. 

Chapter meetings have been held every 
month with the exception of August, at 
the homes of its members. In October 
the chapter was honored by the pres- 
ence of the President General, Mrs. Wil- 
liam Gumming Story, and Miss Flor- 
ence G. Finch, Chairman of the Maga- 
zine Committee. 

A luncheon was given in their honor 
by Mrs. A. K. Hannen at the Colonial 
Club, and a large reception by Mrs. 
Boyle at her beautiful summer home, 

The work of the chapter has been 
along patriotic and philanthropic lines. 

At a business meeting called by our 
regent in November she stated that the 
Eagle School, which is considered the 
model school in the country, and situated 
in the Foreign District, needed a club 
room furnished for boys to keep them 
from the streets. The chapter voted one 
hundred dollars, and a committee was 
appointed to equip the room with chairs, 
tables, pictures, games and magazines, 
and one of the members presented a 
large American flag, others pictures, and 
when completed was most attractive. 

Two hours each day the room is used 
by the girls for sewing, thus serving a 
double purpose. The boys of the club 
were organized as the "Moses Cleave- 
land Cadets." 

Another line of work is "The Girl 
Homemakers." Mrs. A. K. Hannan was 
appointed chairman of a committee to 
teach a class of ten girls at "Hiram 

House," where they meet every Tuesday 
afternoon. Girls between the ages of 
eight and ten years are instructed in 
cooking, sewing and all. that pertains to 
homemaking, and at the end of four 
years they will be given a diploma. 

The members met during Lent arid 
made for them the regulation uniforms, 
also at the same time sewed for Holy 
Cross House. 

The chapter has also furnished a room 
in the Martha Washington Club for 
working girls, were for a nominal sum 
they may enjoy all the comforts of home, 
and be instructed in domestic science by 
a competent teacher. 

The chapter arranged a fine musical 
on May Day for the girls and their 

The annual meeting of the chapter 
was held May T 12th and the regent and 
officers were unanimously re-elected to 
serve another year. 

The chapter has been represented at 
the Continental Congresses and State 
Conferences by the regent and delegates. 
and a generous sum contributed for Me- 
morial Continental Hall. — Caroline S. 
Chamberlain, historia n. 

New Boston Chapter (New Boston, 
N. H.)— March 21st, 1911, eight women 
met at the home of one of their number, 
and, after a most interesting and instruc- 
tive talk of twT> hours, by Mrs. C. C. 
Abbott, then State regent of New Hamp- 
shire, with her efficient help, organized 
the New Boston Chapter, with fourteen 
charter members. Within two years the 
number was increased to twenty resident, 
and two non-resident members. Flor- 
ence A. D. Atwood was appointed regent 
by the National Society, and held the 
office two years. Mrs. Marian L. Mar- 
tin is present regent. 

The names of so many notable Revolu- 
tionary personages connected with the 
members were presented that it was 
finally decided to give our chapter the 
name of our town, being debarred from 
the name unanimously desired, "'Molly 
Stark," already appropriated by the 
Manchester Chapter. 



The members are intensely. loyal to the 
Society, several having desired member- 
ship for years, but, not realizing that a 
'chapter could be sustained in our small 
town of less than a thousand inhabit- 
ants. "We have never regretted follow- 
ing the advice of Mrs. Abbott to try it, 
and results have been quite satisfactory. 

In 1912 we were represented in the 
Congress by the regent, and alternate, 
Mrs. Stevens. In 1913 Mrs. Stevens again 
attended. The first two years the chap- 
ter was represented in the State Con- 

Meetings are held in the homes of the 
members, with varied programs, includ- 
ing roll call responses; ritual; study of 
parliamentary usages; papers on his- 
torical and present day subjects; dis- 
cussions; music; etc., etc. 

Flag Day was observed in 1911 and 
1914, the teachers and pupils of the 
public schools being entertained with 
appropriate exercises. 

In January, 1913, Guest Night fur- 
nished a most delightful social occa- 
sion, Mrs. Dearborn, State regent, be- 
ing present, and giving much informa- 
tion in an informal talk. 

In September, 1913, Mrs. Abbott was 
present at the gathering on Ladies 7 Af- 
ternoon, and imparted much informa- 
tion, in a most entertaining manner. 

We have contributed to State work, 
support of Real Daughters, New Hamp- 
shire Orphan's Home, Southern Schools 
for Mountaineers, and the debt on Con- 
tinental Hall, four members having 
given the "permy-a-day'' and the chap- 
ter contributing ten dollars from its 
treasury. ' 

We have given prizes for essays on 
the flag, and distributed leaflets, fur- 
nished by the Molly Stark Chapter, on 
the use and abuse of the flag. 

Have decorated the graves of Revo- 
lutionary soldiers with Betsy Ross flags 
on Memorial Days. 

We are now attempting a systematic 
gathering together of the names of new 
Boston Revolutionary soldiers, hoping 

to gei as complete sketches of their lives 
as possible for preservation. 

The printed history of the Baptist 
Church has been forwarded to the His- 
torical Department at Washington. 

Our members are busy women, and 
as we look back we seem to have accom- 
plished little, but — as each stroke of the 
painter's brush helps to elaborate the 
picture, so our small efforts will add 
something to the uplifting and perfect- 
ing of humanity, in the great scheme of 
our Creator. — Florence A. D. At wood, 

Capt, Job Knapp Chapter (East 
Douglas, Mass.) — Mrs. Mary E. Wallis, 
regent, was hostess for the first meeting 
after the summer recess, at which time 
the guest of honor was Mrs. James G. 
Dunning of Springfield, ex- State regent, 
who in a very pleasing manner gave a 
description of Continental Hall, Wash- 
ington, and the Massachusetts room. "On 
March 2nd, the 10th anniversary of the 
chapter, was observed at the home of 
Mrs. Demise S. Holbrook, where the chap- 
ter was organized. It was in charge of 
the Social Committee and the occasion 
very pleasant. Out of town invitations 
to visit chapters have been accepted; 
contributions made to Continental Hall, 
Martha Berry School, International Col- 
lege at Springfield, and to the State D. A. 
R. flag. Chapter Memorial Day in June 
was observed at the Douglas Center 
cemetery, when 10 graves of Revolution- 
ary soldiers were decorated, including 
that of Capt. Job Knapp, the ''patron 
saint" of the chapter. The year book 
contained interesting subjects for the 
meetings, which are held at the homes of 
the members. The Program Committee 
for the coming year is as follows : Miss 
Augusta B. Prentice, Mrs. Ella K. 
Jenckes, Miss Etta H. Johnson, Mrs. 
Rosalie F. A. Williams. 

In August, the Outing Committee 
planned a picnic at Lake Nipmuc park, 
and August 21th, Mrs. Mary Mason, 
chaplain, was the recipient of a post card 
shower in honor of her birthday. There 
has been a gain in membership during 


the year. — Inez Whipple Bowers, his- 

Fairfax County Chapter (Fairfax, 
Va.)— On May 15, 1913, Mrs. William 
Smoot was re-elected regent of this chap- 
ter, which continues to grow, now hav- 
ing a membership of nearly sixty. The 
work is increasing and the chapter 
broadening under the able leadership of 
our regent. 

Two scholarships have been estab- 
lished, one given by Mrs. Smoot through 
the chapter to William and Mary Col- 
lege in memory of her husband, William 
Southoron Smoot. The second scholar- 
ship, Caroline Sherman Scholarship, was 
created for the purpose of educating 
girls from the mountain region. The 
chapter desires to increase this loan 
scholarship to a sum sufficient to defray 
the expenses of a full normal course. 

During the year, through the activi- 
ties of the Falls Church Chapter, Va., ef- 
forts have been made to recover the will 
of Martha Washington. 

Fairfax County Chapter sent a vote 
of thanks to Mr. Oliver and Mr. Thorn- 
ton for bringing the matter before the 
Legislature. The chapter lost a valuable 
friend by the death of Dr. Everard Mead 
of Pohick Church. Dr. Mead always 
took a vital interest in the chapter work 
along educational lines. 

Mr. Schutz presented through the 
chapter, to Memorial Continental Hall, 
ten volumes of Wisconsin Historical Pa- 
per, which fills a vacant place in the rec- 
ords. Mrs. Smoot has taken an active 
interest in the peace question by arbitra- 
tion, which has stimulated interest in the 
rest of the members. A departure was 
made in our year book for 1913-14, as it 
included a list giving names, ancestors 
and national numbers of the chapter 
members. Through the generosity of the 
regent, the chapter has been much bene- 
fited by a course of lectures on Parlia- 
mentary Law, given by Mrs. Edith 
Town, of Washington, D. C. 

During the last month we have suf- 
fered a great loss by the death of one of 
our most beloved members, Mrs. Francis 

Blackburn Xourse.— Mrs. Ella Pepin 
Joxes. historian. 

Emily Virginia Mason Chapter 
(Hastings, Mich.) — During the years 
1913 and 1914 our chapter held eight 
regular meetings. These were mad- 
most enjoyable ; one or more interesting 
papers on revolutionary characteristics 
were read at each meeting, bringing the 
members in closer touch with "ye 
olden tynies," thereby inspiring us 
with a keener interest in all that our 
chapter stands for. The discussions at 
the social half hour, while the hostess 
serves dainty refreshments, are both ben- 
eficial and enjoyable. The attendance 
throughout the year was very good. 

At the opening meeting in October it 
was decided to display our flag once 
during each month and twice during 

Mrs. Jason McElwain, our past ma- 
tron and enthusiastic worker, presented 
a resolution at the State Conference for 
the observance of uniform flag days for 
Michigan. They were as follows: 

Oct. 12th, Columbus Day. 

Xov. 26th, Thanksgiving Day. 

Dee. 2nd, 1814, Treaty with Ghent. 

Jan. 26th, Michigan Day. 
. Feb. 12th, Lincoln's birthday. 

Feb. 22nd, Washington's birthday. 

March 17th, "1776, Evacuation of Bos- 

April 19th, 1776, Battle of Lexington. 

May 30th, Memorial Day. 

June 14th, Flag Day. 

July 4th, 1776, Declaration of Inde- 

Aug. 26th, 1817, Act passed to estab- 
lish University of Michigan. 

Sept. 14th, 1814, Victory of Ft, Mc- 
Henry. "Star Spangled Banner" writ- 

At the November meeting, Mrs. Mar- 
shall of Nashville gave a most interest- 
ing account of the California missions 
and the mission play, which she had seen 
presented only a short time before. 

In ^pril the chapter purchased two 
bronze tablets and had them inserted iu 
the markers of our two real Daughters, 


Mrs. Emily Welters and Mrs. Emeline 
Walton, whose graves are at Ovid 
and Maple Grove. They bear the words, 
'"Real Daughter," and the insignia of 
the chapter in one corner. 

xl copy of the history of Barry County 
was sent to Memorial Continental Hall. 
We also pledged $5.00 for Memorial 

Our fifth anniversary was held with 
Mrs. Chester Messer, February 16th, 
1914, and was a most delightful meet- 
ing. A good program was given. Mrs. 
Van Auken, of Charlotte, the organizer 
of our chapter and first regent, gave 
pleasant reminiscences of the chapter. 

Emily Virginia Mason Chapter has 
been honored by having its past regent, 
Mrs. Jason McElwain, appointed a mem- 
ber of the National Committee, also 
Chairman of the State Committee to pre- 
vent desecration of our flag. 

Our chapter was represented at the 
State Conference at Port Huron by our 
regent, Miss Goodyear, and Mrs. Potter. 

Memorial Day fund was paid. Seven 
subscriptions of the Daughters' maga- 
zine were taken in the chapter. 

The annual essay contest, subject, 
"How Michigan Became a State," was 
held at Freeport this year. The prize 
each year consists of a framed copy of 
"the Declaration of Independence," 
which goes to the school, a metal plate, 
in one corner of the frame, bears the 
winner's name. 

The last meeting of the year was held 
June 15th, at the home of our regent, 
Miss Goodyear, assisted by Mrs. Robin- 
son. A most interesting flag day pro- 
gram was given and the hostesses were 
more than generous, serving a delicious 
buffet luncheon, thus bringing to a de- 
lightful end a very successful year, — 
Mrs. P. H. Hoeltzel, historian. 

Virginia Cavalier Chapter (Mobile, 
Ala.) was organized October 11, 1912, 
at the home of the regent. Miss Thurber, 
Our charter contains the names of twen- 
ty verified lineal descendants of the cav- 
aliers of Virginia. Our motto is, "We 
keep the traditions," and our flower the 

double rose of "York and Lancaster." 
We have now twenty-seven members, our 
number being limited to thirty. 

We meet each month at the homes of 
the members, and after routine business 
is transacted, an historical paper is read 
by some one of the members and after 
discussion, refreshments are served and 
a social time enjoyed. 

We have observed all the patriotic 
days, namely, Washington's Birthday, 
Flag Day, and 4th of July. Flag Day 
of 1914 by invitation of Mobile Chapter 
was celebrated jointly with them, the 
Continental Line, C. A. P., being pres- 
ent, proudly waving their flag. This 
chapter of the C. A. P. was organized by 
Miss Thurber, and has held its meetings 
regularly the past winter. We are deep- 
ly interested in seeing Memorial Conti- 
nental Hall free of debt, and for that 
purpose individual members have con- 
tributed twelve dollars and seventy-five 
cents, to the "Penny-a-Day" fund, and 
the chapter has given $20.00, making a 
total of $32.75. Also near to our hearts 
is the education of the mountaineers of 
Alabama and to that cause we have con- 
tributed $5.00, and towards the expenses 
of Flag Day sent $5.00 to Mobile Chap- 
ter. We expect as soon as the necessary 
data is obtained, to mark the graves of 
two Revolutionary soldiers. The histo- 
rian has sent on to the Historian Gen- 
eral a list of the births, marriages and 
deaths in Mobile during the Colonial pe- 
riod and later, which no doubt uninten- 
tionally was credited to Mobile Chapter. 
Though not satisfied with our work, we 
feel that we have been progressing, and 
hope to continue doing so. — Mobilia 
Redwood Christian, historian. 

Walter Bendick Chapter (Marshall. 
III.). — We have just closed the work for 
the year of 1913-14, as we consider the 
months of our meetings from October to 
June our working year, with a most suc- 
cessful gain in membership. At our De- 
cember meeting our regent, Miss Fiiuma 
Marvin, asked each member to make a 
Christmas present to the chapter of a 
member, and ten new members is the 


result. We have held memorial services 
each year at the grave of a Revolution- 
ary soldier and in February of this year 
gave a benefit for the local G. AK. We 
were given fifty per cent, of the proceeds 
at the moving picture show for one eve- 
ning and by selling tickets were success- 
ful in raising $26 for the old soldiers to 
purchase new star markers for the graves 
of old soldiers in our city cemetery. On 
Washington's Birthday we held patri- 
otic exercises in the city schools and pre- 
sented two cash prizes for the two best 
essays on any patriotic subject the pupils 
cared to choose. 

At Christmas we have a committee 

To Chapte 

My dear Chapter Regents: 

Ever since becoming your Recording 
Secretary General I have felt a lack and 
need the Society has had no provision 
for. On bringing the subject to the at- 
tention of the National Board of Man- 
agement, I received its unanimous sanc- 
tion to change this condition. Three 
times this last year have close friends of 
mine set sail for the other world: Each 
time all the Society has known of their 
going was a magazine death notice con- 
taining a name which had no meaning, 
nor called to any retrospection. But to 
accomplish anything I must have the co- 
operation of every Chapter Regent, so 
from now on if each Regent will send to 

appointed each year to do our chari- 
tably work and while we have never 
been able to respond with financial help 
to the many appeals we get from differ- 
ent schools, etc., we feel that we must 
live up to our motto, "Cultivate love of 
country on local soil," until our chapter 
is better off in a financial way. We 
made every effort possible to have an 
old covered bridge preserved on the old 
National road, but the commissioners 
preferred, a concrete bridge and thus dis- 
appeared our oldest landmark, built in 
1832. Our present work is trying to 
establish a local public library and the 
result will be reported in 1915. — Jane 
Bartlett Kerr, treasurer. 

r Regents 

my office in Washington the address and 
name of the Daughter we have lost, also 
the date of her going away, a card of 
sympathy will be sent to her family and 

(Mrs. William Smith Marv Brown 

October 1st, 1911) 

In this way the National Society may 
give recognition and pay tribute to those 
departed members whose lives have been 
spent, in quiet homes in far away places, 
for they have been a part of the whole, 
and often as dearly beloved in their place 
as has a President General been in hers. 
Most sincerely yours, 
Abbie Williams R. Boyle. 

If every woman's organization in 
America would declare in favor of uni- 
versal peace and the abolition of militar- 
ism, might it not go a long way toward 
inflencing public opinion and helping 
to bring about universal peace? 

One small society, of which the writer 
is a member, soon after the declaration 
of war in Europe, went on record as fav- 
oring universal peace. We felt that our 
effort seemed very little. " 

It seemed to those who looked on as 
nothing more than 

"An infant crying in the night, 
An infant crying for the light 
And with no lantfuarre but a cry." 

The sentiment among women to do 
what we can in favor of universal peace 
is growing. We do not in any way 
claim to have originated the idea of a 
womans' movement to this end, but we 
are watching with interest their effort. 

An effort will be made to have the 
Tennessee State Conference, N. S. D. A. 
R., which is to convene in Knoxvnle 
November 10, place itself on record as 
favoring universal peace. We wish that 
all Daughters of the American Revolu- 
tion would take the same step.— -Lucy 
Henderson Horton, Franklin, Tennes- 




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2591. (3) Harris. It is possible that the 
following account of one branch of the Harris 
Family may bo of assistance. Mrs. G. TV. 
Clardy, Liberty, Mo., writes that so many per- 
sons have sent to her for the record that she 
wishes it to be recorded in the pages of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution 
Magazine. Robert Harris m Mrs. Mary Rice, 
widow, dau. of *Wm. Claiborne, first Colonial 
Secretary of Ya. ab. 1660. Their son, Wm. 
Harris, m Temperance Overton, dau. of Wm. 
Overton of Glen Cairn, Hanover Co., Va., and 
had: Christopher, Major Robert, and Overton. 
Major Robert Harris m Mourning Glenn Jan. 
30, 1720, lived in Hanover Co., his native county, 
until 1742, when he was appointed by the King 
Surveyor of the new county of Louisa. He re- 
signed his office as Burgess from Hanover Co., 
settled in Louisa Co., and afterwards moved to 
Albemarle Co., where he d in 1765. His son, 
Christopher Harris, m (1) Mary Dabney; m 
(2) Agnes McChord (or McCord) and received 
large land grants on two Treasury Warrants, 
which papers are in the possession of Mrs. Clar- 
dy. These grants were mentioned in his will, 
but she has been unable to prove Rev. service 
from them. In an old book belonging formerly 
to Agnes (McCord) Harris, is found the fol- 
lowing entry: Johannas McCord and Isabell 
his wife and family landed the 17th. day of 
August Anno Dom. 1734 at New Castle in Penn- 
sylvania, and he himself being 49 years of age, 
and his wife Isabell 36. His son "William was 
5 years and 9 month*. James was 2 years and 
9 months Joseph born Sat. at 12 o'clock feb 8 — 

1735. John born in Colony of Va. Sep. 5, 1738. 
Agness born in Va. Dec. 21, 1740. Benjamin 
born March 16, 1743. 

2771. Dudley-Crawtord. William Harris 
Crawford, who m a dau. of George Mortimer 
Dudley, was the son of Joel Crawford, and 
Frances Harris, b Jan. 27, 1746. Mrs. G. TV. 
Clardy, Liberty, Mo. 

2792. Downs. Those who were killed at the 
siege of Bryant's Station in 1782, are included 
among Rev. soldiers, according to action of the 
National Board of Management in 1907. If it 
can be proved, therefore, that Henry Downs 
was killed at that time, that will be accepted 
as service. All dates, etc, must be satisfactory, 
of course, before the paper could, be accepted 
by the Registrar General in its entirety, however. 
— Gen. Ed. 

2802. Tomlinson, If William Tomlinson 
came from England to N. C. early in 1700, 
or in 16S0 or 1690, it is not at all probable that 
he would have been young enough to have ren- 
dered any service in the Revoiutiun, even if he 
was alive at the time. Some of his descend- 
ants could have served, however, and I would 
suggest that M. T. P. search for an ancestor 
of a later date.— Gen. Ed. 

2825. (2) Tarpley-Pettipool. Neither the 
name John Tarpley nor Seth Pettipool, under 
any spelling, appears in the Index to Va. Rev. 
Soldiers, its Supplement, or McAllister's Va. 
Militia in the Revolution .—Gen. Ed. 

2827. Sparrow. The names of Thomas nor 
of Smith Sparrow do not appear in above r«>f- 



erence books. Henry and Richard Sparrow 
are the only men mentioned. — Gen. Ed. 

3311. EDMONDSON. The name is spelled in 
a number of different ways, and in the History 
of Saut&west Va. p S5S, I find the following 
record of men by name of Edminston who 
were at King's Mountain from Washington 
Co. Va. Capt Win, Edminston, killed; Robert 
Jr. a Lieut, killed; Andrew, a captain, killed; 
Samuel, John, Thomas Edminston all served; 
and Robert was shot before the action began. 
There was also a Major Wm. Edmiston men- 
tioned in the Washington Co. Militia Officers 
of 17/7-80, and a Col, William Edmeston of 
the First Battalion. There was a James Ed- 
monson who was the son of Archibald Jr. of 
Prince George Co. Md. He had a dau. Marjory, 
who m James Lackland. The Edmonston Fam- 
ily of Prince George Co. Md. are very promi- 
nent, dating back to the Seventeenth Century, 
when Col. Archibald Edmonston m Jane, sis- 
ter of Col. Ninian BealL and d 1733, leaving 
9 children, all of whom married and had large 
families. Mrs. Milton Welsh, Kansas City, Mo. 

3313. Scott-Taxsill. The name Tan sill 
does not appear either in Ya. Eev. Soldiers, its 
Supplement, or in McAllister's Virginia Militia. 
I note, however, that the latter states that he 
could find no order books, or lists of Rev. 
soldiers in Prince William Co. which may 
account for the absence. While there are sev- 
eral persons mentioned by name of Jarne3 
Scott, there is none mentioned as coming from 
Prince William Co.— Gen. Ed. 

3316. Rerick. There is no mention of 
Henry Rerick in the Index to the Fifth Series 
of Penna. Archives, although Andrew, Charles, 
•George and Philip are mentioned as having 
served. — Gen. Ed. 

~ 3317. (2) Horxback. In Va. Rev. Soldiers 
compiled by the Va. Stafe Librarian, mention 
is made of Abram, Benjamin, John, Littlebury 
and Michael Hornback. Benjamin Was a sol- 
dier in Monongalia Co. Militia, but the places 
of residence of the others are not given. — 
Gen. Ed. 

""-3317. (3) Coxyers. The only man men- 
tioned as serving in the Rev. from Va. by name 
of Conyere is Benjamin Conyers who in 1835 
was a resident of the state of Kentucky, and a 
Rev. pensioner. For further particulars about 
him, write Commissioner of Pensions, Wash- 
ington, D. C. — Gen. Ed. 

3318. Embree, The only man by name of 
Embree mentioned as serving in the Revolu- 
tion from Va. was John Embry or Embree. 
—Gen. Ed. 

3322. (2) Traylor-Archer-Daxce-Cox. 
Henrico and. Chesterfield Counties were among 
these where nothing could be found by Mr. 
McAllister, while searching for material for 
his valuable work on the Virginia Militia; and 
a search through other official sources of in- 

formation fails to throw any light on any of 
the men mentioned by K. C. G. — Gen. Ed. 

3337. Smith-Gillmore. There was a James 
Gilmoro who served in Capt. Ephraim B^i's 
Co. as a scout in 1779 to protect the Fron- 
tiers; and again in 17S0. (See Vt. Rev. Rolls, 
pp 141-58.) Whether this refers to the father 
of Abigail (Gillmore) Smith, or not, could not 
be determined without study. There is no 
mention made of an Abial Smith in Vt. Rev. 
Rolls.— Ge/i. Ed. 

333S. Barr-Wielixgham-Bohaxxox. There 
is no record of John Wesley Bohannon having 
served from Va.- in any of the authorities I 
have access to; neither is there any record of 
any man by name of Willingham as having 
served from Va. There are several mentions 
of John Bohannon, under the various spellings 
of the name. Neither is there any record in the 
list of S. C. Soldiers of a man by the name 
of Samuel Barr. — Gen. Ed. 

3339. Bass. While there were a number of 
men from Va. named Bass, who served in the 
Revolution, there is no mention of one named 
Jordan. Possibly that was the soldier's middle 
name; and that iu his earlier days he used his 
first name, which dropped, as he grew 
older. — Gen. Ed. 

3318. Hollaxd. There is no record to bo 
found of the Rev. service of a Capt. Richard 
Holland of Y&.—Gen. Ed. 

(2) Trent. The name Thomas Trent ap- 
pears on the list of Va. Rev. Soldiers,, as hav- 
ing served some time, especially in the year 
1779. He was a member of the regular Va. 
Line. As the list of Va. Soldiers of 1812 is 
not indexed, it would require the services of a 
genealogist to ascertain if the name of Thomas 
Trent Jr. was to be found among the lists. — 
Gen. Ed. 

(3) Tixsley. While there are a number 
of .men by name of Tinsley mentioned as Rev. 
soldiers from Va. the names of Reuben, Wy- 
att or John Reuben Tinsley are not found. 
There are" several references to John Tinsley. 

(4) Goode. . The name of Benjamin Goode 
does not appear on the list of Va. Rev. Sol- 
diers, although several others by name of 
Goode are recorded as having served. — Gen. 

3350. Johxsox. There is a genealogy of 
the Johnson Family of New Haven and Wal- 
lingford. Conn, by James Shepard, which ap- 
peared originally in the N. E. Gen. Register 
for April, 1902.— Gen. Ed. 

3351. Peale. According 

Old Kent : 

Charles Wiiison (not Charles William) Peale 
was bora April 10, 1711 in Chestertown, Mary- 
land. He was married three times, and d in 
1827, leaving the following children: Raphael, 
Angelica Kaufman, Rembrandt. Reubens, So 
phroukba, Carrissa. Linnaeus, Franklin, Sa- 
billa, Meriam, Elizabeth and Titian. I find 



no Margaret .lane, nor any Stuart connection. 
B. 77. G. (The writer does not care to have 
her name printed; but the facts are as stated 
in "Old Kent, Maryland. "—Gen. 'Ed.) 

3352, (2) Garr. There is a Genealogy of 
tho Garr Family of 607 pages, by John Cal- 
houn Garr, pub. in Cincinnati, in 1S94, in the 
Congressional Library. It gives an account of 
tho descendants of John Gar, and more particu- 
larly of his son, Andreas Gaar, who emigrated 
from Bavaria to America in 1732. It was 
commenced in 1844 by John Wesley Garr, and 
completed by his son in 1904. For price con- 
sult any good second hand bookstore. — Gen. 

3369. Matthews. If Abigail Tattle was 
a sister of Constant Loyal Tuttle who was b 
Bristol^ Conn. 1775, and who m Chloe Mat- 
thews (dau. of Caleb and Annah (Carrington) 
Matthews) Joel Matthews may have been a 
son of Caleb Matthews who was a Rev. soldier, 
and was son of Capt. Caleb and Ruth (Mer- 
riam) Matthews; grandson of Sergeant Caleb 
and Eliz (Hotchkiss) Matthews; and great 
grandson of Wm. Matthews who emigrated from 
Wales to New Haven, Conn, in 1671. Marriage 
and birth records of this Matthews family may 
be obtained from the town clerk at Farming- 
ton, Conn. Mrs: Victcr F. Clark, Crete, Ne- 

3386. Andrews. John Andrews, b Sussex 
Co. Ya. 1815, was the son of Joseph Andrews, 
a soldier in the War of IS J 2 from Sussex Co. 
Va. and he was the son of William Andrews a 
Rev. soldier of Sussex Co. Va. William had 
four sons, at least: Stephen, Joseph, John and 
William. Mrs. Eliza Andrews Simmons, 231 
Marshall Street, Allegan, Michigan. There were 
28 different entries for men by name of An- 
drews in Va. Rev. Soldiers, a Sue record.— 
Gen. Ed. 

3404. (2) Slocum. According to the 
"Short History of the Slocums, Siocumbs and 
Slocombs of America, 1637-1881, ' ; by Charles 
Elihu Slocum, pub. by the author at Syracuse, 
X. Y. in 1882, the children of Samuel Slocum, 
b Long Branch in 1745 were: Sarah, Peter, 
Daniel, Catherine, Webley, Susannah and Rich- 
ard. Mr. Slocum evidently did not know of the 
children, by the second wife, as given in the later, 
large Slocum Genealogy. There are a number 
of Samuel Slocums in the Genealogy, and I 
may be able to assist still further if I have 
more data. Mrs. Henry J. Carr, 919 Vine 
Street, Scranton, Pa. 

3409. Eliot-Atres. The following list of 
x?h. of Andrew Eliot and Jane Avers descend- 
ed to me from my great grandmother, Char- 
ity Warner, who m Elias, youngest son of An- 
drew Fdiot, and his wife, Jane Ayres. I would 
be very giad to have any information of the 
Rev. service of Andrew Eliot, or his mar- 

riage date. The children, given in the order 
they were given to me are: Daniel, who m Han- 
nah Carpenter; Lucretia, who m' Stephen Giles; 
Elisha, who d unm.; Andrew, who m Margaret 

; Jacob, who m Patience Tripp; George, 

who m Jennie McCarthy; Mollie, who m Wm. 
Seward; Peter, who m Jerusha McCarthy; Luke, 
who m Betsy McCarthy; Hannah, who m Dan- 
iel Hoyt; Betsy, who m Naom Thompson; and 
Elias, b Mch. 1, 1794, m Dec. 12, 1813, Charity 
Warner, and d May 11, 1841. Mrs. I). S. El- 
liott, The Aberdeen, St. Paul, Minnesota. 

3418. Laughtox. Samuel Laughton has an 
accredited record for Rev. service, published 
in Vol. XI, D. A. R. Lineage Book. He was 
of Dummeiston, Vt. and had a son, David, 
who m Mary Spaulding (dau. of Leonard). 
She was b Oct. 11, 1761. and d May 12, 1752. 
The births of the ch. of David and Euth in the 
query begin in 17S5 (three years after the 
death of Mary) and continue to 1799. It is 
possible that this is a second marriage, es- 
pecially as David went to New York state, 
near Hadley, but it is not mentioned in the 
History of Dumrnerston. Mrs. Annie S. Tal- 
bot. 123 Winchester Ave., New Haven, Conn. 

David Laughton was a private in Capt. Jason 
Duncan's Militia Company from Dumrnerston, 
which marched to Brattleboro sundry times by 
order of Col. John Sargeant in order to sup- 
press the disaffected party in said Regiment, in 
1782 (Vt. Rev. Rolls, p 618).— Gen. Ed. 

3432. (3) Brooking, The ch. of Col. Viv- 
ian Brooking and Eliz. Brodnax. his wife, 
were: Wm. H. who m Eliz, Barrett; Robert 
B., who m Lucy Delaaey ; Thomas Vivian, who 
m Eliz. Sherwin; Henry, who m Rebecca Brod- 
nax; Frank, who m Ann Smith; Edward, who 
m R. S. Jackson; Robin, who m Lucy Throck- 
morton; Elizabeth, who m I. Holme ; Francis 
(killed): Ann who m W. E. Brodnax; and Sal- 
lie who m James Claiborn. You will s^e. 
therefore, that John was not the son of Col. 
Vivian Brooking; whether he was the son of 
Charles or not, I can not say. Mrs. Bessie E. 
Kennedy, 602 Main St., Fort Scott, Kansas. 

3445. Perkins. As M. L. H. writes that 
she has discovered that the father of Eliza- 
beth (Perkins) Stone was Nicholas Perkins 
of Pittsylvania Co. Va. it is possible that the 
Lieut. Nicholas Perkins who petitioned the 
U. S. Congress for compensation for his Rev. 
services, may be the one desired, although there 
is no service recorded for a Nicholas Perkins 
in Va. Rev. Soldiers. (See Journal House 31st. 
Congress, 2nd. session.) In the pension ap- 
plication of Thomas Harden Perkins of Va. (a 
Lieut.) Nicholas Perkins testified, and stated 
that he was a son in law of Thomas Harden 
Perkins, he having married Mary Hardin Per- 
kin?, dan. of Thomas Hardin Perkins. This 
man is probably a younger man, howover, than 
tho one desired. — Gen. Ed. 


3458. Hovly-Delano. If the Joanna Hovey 
mentioned in Query 345S was b June 24, 1752, 
then she was the dau. of Nathaniel Hovey, who 
was b Mansfield, Conn. June 22, 1719 and was 
I tho son of James and Joanna (Bassett) Hovey. 
The Hovey Book does not give the maiden 
name of Abigail, wife of Nathaniel; neither 
does it ascribe any Rev. service to him. Other 
eh. of Nathaniel and Abigail Hovey were: 
Nathaniel, b 1746, and Eunice, bapt. Men. 11, 
1749/50. Miss E. May Christy, Regent Major 

Benjamin Bosworth Chapter, Silver Creek, N. Y. 

3460. (3) Temple. Jonas Temple was the 

■ son of Joseph Stratton Temple, b Shrewsbury, 
Mass. June 27, 1762. I have ro record of his 

■ being in the service; but he was the son of 
Joseph Temple, b Graf ion, Mass. Aug. 30, 
1732, and this Joseph, the grandfather of Lieut. 
Jonas Temple, served in the Rev. one enlist- 
ment of at least three months. The record of 

: his service is found in Hudson's History of 
Marlborough, p 173. I have the records of the 
Temple family quite complete. 0. B. Clason, 
Attorney At Law, No. 2, Rogers Block, Gar- 
diner, Maine. 

3464. Silas Talbot (1751-1813) was b 
Dighton, Mass.; and when a boy was engaged 
in the coast trade. In June, 1775, he entered 
the American army as a Lieut, and became a 
Capt. of infantry in 1776, serving at and near 
Boston, Mass. At N. Y. in 1776, he attempted 
by means of a fire ship to destroy a part of 
the English squadron in the harbor, and was pro- 
moted to rank of Major for bravery Oct. 7, 
\ 1777. He served throughout 1777-8, and Oct. 
\ 28, 1778 captured the British blockading schoon- 
er, Pigot, with only a small sloop in his com- 
mand. For this he was commissioned Lieut. 
Col. by Congress on Nov. 14. In Sept. 1779, 
he became a captain in U. S. Navy, and eap- 
: tured several British ships, but finally was taken 
prisoner in 1780, treated with the utmost bar- 
barity by the British, both in the prison-ship, 
Jersey, and in the old "Sugar-house" prison, 
was finally taken to England and in 1781 Avas 
exchanged. After the Rev. he bought the con- 
fiscated estate of Sir Win. Johnson, and was 
'. a Member of Congress from 1793 to 1794. The 
j Constitution was built under his supervision, 
and was his fiag ship in a cruise in the West 
Indies in 1799." Owing to a dispute with Trux- 
ton about priority in rank, he resigned in 1801, 
;and passed the rest of his life in New York. 
The above has been condensed from a sketch 
in the International Encyclopedia; for a fulier 
account, see Tuckerman's "Life of Silas Tal- 
bot' ' pub. N. Y. 1S50.— Gen. Ed. 

3494. (2) Robinson. Abigail Robinson 
was the dau. of Capt. Jonathan Robinson of 
Stratham, N. Hi. (who was b in the adjoining 
town of Exeter. N. II. Aug. 22, 1741) and his 
wife, Abigail. They had twelve children: 

Mary, b June 20; Shadrach, b Feb. 21; Meshech. 
b ApriJ 3; Abednc-go, b Jan. 7; Ebenezer, b 
Jan. 4; Abigail, b May 22; Mary, b Aug. 18; 
Jane, b Oct. 13; Jonathan Jr. b Dec. 25; Brad- 
bury, b March 22; Noah, b June 7; Betty, b 
Oct. 12. The year of birth of ail the chil- 
dren has been torn from the town records and 
was not therefore printed in the N. H. Gen. 
Record, Vol. • 3, pp 11 and 12, where the rest 
of the above information was given. Capt. 
Jonathan Robinson was a soldier in the Rev. 
For official proof of his service, see N. H. 
Rev. Rolls.— Gen. Ed. 

3494. (7) Lindley-Dix. Lettie Lindley m 
Thomas Camp in Georgia. Her father was 
Jonathan Lindley who m Nancy Blair. We 
think they were m in S. C. They went to Ga. 
soon after the Rev. and he is buried at Pow- 
der Springs, Ga. His grave is not marked, and 
so we have not the dates of birth and death. 
We know Mary Blair was the second wife of 
Jonathan Lindley; but it seemed possible that 
he may have had a first wife. Deborah Dix. 
Lettie Lindley was b in 1803. Mrs. John A. 
Alexander, 1310 North Augusta Street, Staun- 
ton, Va. 

3519. Greene-McMcllin. The ch. of George 
McMullin and Ruth Greene, his wife were: John, 
Mary, Hannah, Guilelma, Rosa una h. Elizabeth, 
Daniel, William, Sophia, Amy, Lewis and 
James. I would like to know the children of 
George McMullin 's parents. Miss Edna M. 
Gregory, Morristown, N. Y. 

3552. Strong. Deacon Benajah Strong, b 
Coventry, Conn. Oct. 13, 1740, m (1) Mch. 9, 
1769, Lucy Bishop (b Dec. 21, 1747 the dau. of 
Caleb and Keziah (Hebard) Bishop of Lisbon, 
Conn.) She d Nov. 27, 1783, and "Benajah m 
(2) Apr. 29 ; 1784, Sarah Coleman, (b Mch. 4, 
1749, dau. of Ebenezer and Sarah (Brown) 
Coleman of Coventry.) She d Aug. 12, 1837. 
He wa3 a farmer at Coventry, Selectman, mem- 
ber of the General Assembly in 1781, Justice 
of Peace and Deacon of the first Congregation- 
al- church at Coventry. (1782-1809.) He d 
Nov. 25, 1S09. F. A. Strong, Bridgeport, Conn. 

3555. Rogers-Campbell. Margaret Camp- 
bell who m James Rodgers was the youngest 
of eleven children of Judge David Campbell 
and Elizabeth Outlaw, his wife. Judge David 
Campbell (1750-1812) was a Major in Gen. 
Nathanael Greene's Division. (Ramsay's An- 
nals of Tenn. p 402; Sumner's History of 
Southwest Va. p 856: and Va. Rev. Soldiers, 
p. SI. David Campbell m in 1779, Elizabeth 
Outlaw in Washington Co. Va. She was the 
dau. of Alexander Outlaw (1738-1S2G) and 
Penelope Smith, his wife. Alexander Outlaw 
was also a Rev. soldier. See Ramsey's Annals 
of Tenn. pp 227, 286, 299, 346, 343-6, 65S-9, 
669 & 704; and also Sumner's Hist. Southwest 
Va. p 862. Miss Fenelope Johnson Allen, Tate 



Spring, Tenn., who can supply further in forma- 
tion in regard to these families if desired. 

3556. (10) Hewitt. Eandal Hewitt is 
buried near Seneca Falls, X. Y. and his grave 
is marked with the Rev. soldier marker. Airs. 
Janet McKay Co icing, 24 East Bayard St. Se- 
neca Falls, N. Y. 

3556. (11) Matthews. If person sending 
query will write to Mr. Orra E. Monette, 3101 
Wilshire Building, Los Angeles, Calif, the en- 
tiro Matthews line, as copied from the old Bible, 
can be obtained. Miss Janet McKay Cowing. 

35S6. According to the History of Descend- 
ants of Robert Ashley, by Francis Bacon 
Trowbridge, p 47, Miranda Ashley, b Dec. IS, 
1758, m July 8, 1779, Bille Messenger of 
Becket, Mass. She had eleven brothers and 
sisters. Sarah, Jerusha, Moses, Lovisa, Aza- 
riah, Lovisa, Mary (Miranda) Lucy, Anne, 
Mercy, and a stillborn child. Miranda was 
the dau. of Moses Ashley, b Oct. 9, 1703, in 
Westfield, Mass. d April 29, 1782 Washington, 
Mass. He m Sarah Taylor who was born Aug. 
5, 1721 in Springfield, Mass. and d June 4, 
1795, in Washington. She was the dau. of 
Samuel and Sarah (Maim) Taylor. Moses Ash- 
ley, Miranda's father, served in the French and 
Indian War, but no Eev. service is given him. 
Her brother, Moses, was a Rev. soldier. The 
line is carried back in the genealogy to the 
emigrant, Robert Ashley. Miss Elisabeth 
Wight, Fairmont, Nebraska. 

3586. (3) Greenman. Silas Greenman, b 
1782, m (1) Esther Hardy, who d in Ohio in 
1834. He d in Kankakee Co.' 111. in 1870, and 
may be the one who m Lucy (Russell) Smith. 
Miss Emily A. Greenman, La Grange, Indiana. 

3588. Hooker-West. Gilbert Hooker lived 
and died at the home of his son, Zir.a, four 
miles from Clyde, N. Y. He was 100 yrs. old, 
or nearly so; had been blind and deaf for some 
years previous to his death; was a widower. 
Besides, the clock you mention which was 
brought across the ocean, there was a cane 
which Asil Hooker had. Zina Hooker m Cor- 
nelia Cordelia Willson, (not Robinson) who 
was a sister of my grandmother. She was 

b Butler, N. Y. July 11, 1811, and was the 
dau. of Jeduthan and Tryphena (Moore) Will- 
son, who were among the early pioneers to But- 
ler from New Hartford, Conn, in 1810. There 
was a sister, Henrietta Polly Willson, who m 
in 1837, Andrew Jackson Robinson. They lived 
in Michigan. James Hooker did not own pack- 
et boats, but canal boats known as "Big 
Line'' carrying freight from N. Y. to Buffalo. 
Aunt Betsey Maynard was a Quakeress. From 
my West data I find that there was an Alonzo 
Minor West b Feb. 29, 1711 who was a son 
of Jonathan West and Elizabeth Hamilton. 
He married and probably lived in Mass. had a 
son, Alonzo, b 1794. who m and lived in N. 
Y. and was, I think, a sea-faring man. Iu 
1844 he visited Aunt Betsey Maynard, which 
might indicate that his mother's name was 
Andrews. The West families of Clyde and 
Marengo, Wayne Co. X. Y. were closely re- 
lated and were among the first settlers from 
Mass. ab. 1S00. There was an West, 
of Lee, cousin to Jonathan, and father to my 
great grandmother, who had seven eh. married 
and living in and near Clyde. They were: 
Wm. b 1763 (wife's name wanted) had three 
eh. one of whom, Augustine moved to Xor- 
walk, Ohio; Mary, b 1767, m Abraham Hand; 
Submit, b 1769, m Samuel Southwick, and d 
3802, the first death among the early settlers: 
Susannah, who m Pulitzer Pierce and had four 
ch. She was poisoned by mistake, and her 
eh. were brought up by the West relatives; 
Sarah, m Daniel Chamberlain; Parmelia, who 
m Curtis Stoddard; Betsy, who m Francis 
Cherevoy. There was also a Sidney West liv- 
ing at Red Creek N. Y. ab. 1S50, whose rela- 
tionship to the other Wests is desired. Mrs. 
J. P. Marshall, 305 West S7th. Street, New 
York City. 

362S. Hardin. Martin Hardin, and his 
brothers, William and Mark Hardin served in 
the Rev. from "Va. and their names are to be 
found in the List of Ya. Rev. Soldiers, p 291. 
They have been passed on by the X. S. D. A. R. 
and I entered the Society through Martin Ear- 
din and his wife, Lydia Waters. Mrs. A. J. 
Carver, 363 Lee St. Dawson, Ga. 


3716. Kenfield. Daniel Kenfield, and three 
of his sons, Daniel, Gad and Xapthali, served 
in the Rev. war, from Mass. There were also 
a. number of other men by name of Kenfield 
who served from Mass. William, who enlisted 
at the first alarm, was one of them. Xapthali 
d at- Xew Hope, Courtland Co. X. Y., I think. 
Wanted, any gen. information about any of the 
'Ascendants of a Kenfield, who served in the 
Itevoluiion.— -Jr. F. K. 

3717.. House. Were any of the ancestors 
of John G. House, whose parents were John, 

and Nancy House in the Revolution? John, 
the husband of Xancy, was the son of Daniel 
House; and Daniel was the son of William 
House who lived to be 102 yrs. old. All of 
them lived in Maryland. 

(2) Kennedy-Gordon. Thomas Kennedy 
was the son of Samuel Kennedy of Berkeley 
Co. West. Ya. anil his wife Ruth Gordon. 
Thomas was b ab 17S7. Did Samuel or his 
parents servo in the Rev. war-? Ruth Gordon 
was the dau. of William and Sasan (Kennedy) 
Gordon; and their ch. were: Sue, Xancy, Jane, 


Ruth, Kennedy, Aaron, James, Edward & Rob- 
ert; any information of this family will be 
gratefully received. — E. E. II. F. 

371S. GAKPXELB-Bja^RDSUSY. Ann Caufieid, 
dau. of Samuel Canfield of New Milford, Conn. 
m Austin Beardsley. Was her father a Rev. 
soldier? I note that several Daughters have 
entered on the service of Samuel Canfield, and 
hope that one of them may be williug to assist 
mo in proving up this line. — J. L. M. 

3719. GRiGGS-HATcn. Iehabod Griggs Jr. 
m Mary Hatch. Was she a daughter of Major 
Jethro Batch of Tolland. Connecticut? Jethro 
Hatch served as Major in Col. Increase Mose- 
ley's regiment of Volunteers and was b 1722, 
and d 1817.— II. G. E. 

3720. Johnson-Warp. Several men by name 
of Johnson served in the Rev. Was any of 
them the father of Anne, who m Samuel Ward? 
He was b 1743 and was a Rev. soldier, himself. 
Did Samuel Ward, b 1719, perform any pntri- 
elic service, civil or military, during the Revo- 

(2) Lampbere-Mcntag-ue. Did any man by 
name of Lamphere of Gi-anby Mass. or near 
there, render service in the Revolution ? His 
dau. Mary, m Luke Montague. 

(3) Millph- Arnold. Several men by name 
of Miller served in the Rev. from Middletbwn, 
Conn. Was any of them the father of Anna 
Miller who m Ebenezer Arnold in 1753? Did 
Ebenezer Arnold serve in the Revolution? — 
E. M. W. . ■ 

3721. Hall-Sampson. Who were the par- 
ents of Sylvina Hali, b ab. 1785, who lived 
on the boundary line between Conn, and Mass. 
and m Elisha Sampson? Their ch. were: Wm., 
Emeline and Sylvina; and she with her hus- 
band and ch. moved to Adams, N. Y. before 
1829. Either she, or her husband, ElUha, had 
a brother, William. Who were Elisha Samp- 
son's parents? Did either of the above men 
serve in the Revolution t^~M, I. M. 

3722. Davis-Fiells. Sydme Olive Davis, b 
ab. 1766, m (1) David Fields near 1790; m 
(2) George Fields, and d in 1862. Her father 
was Benjamin Davis, and ids wife's name was 
Mary Schomaker. Benjamin Davis had a dau. 
Rachel, who m Thomas Morris. What rela- 
tion was Thomas to Robert Morris, Signer of 
the Declaration? Wanted, any information in 
regard to the Davis fatally. — F. A. C. 

who lived iu Virginia, and I would like to eg. 
tablish Rev. service if 1 can. — II. L. A. 

3724. Gray-Krpidkr. Wanted, names, plaee 
of residence, also Rev. record, if any, of the 
parents of Peter Gray, and his wife, Eva 
Kreider. They moved to Half-Moon Valley, 
Penna. in 17S8 with the family from Hagcrs 
town, Md. They had a son, John, b Hagers 
town, Md. 1767, and were Germans. 

(2) Where can I get a copy of "Delaware 
Wills, New Castle Co. (16S2-1S0O) " and what 
is the price? 

(3) Gray. Please give me the history of 
all the men by name of Gray that served from 
Maryland, with names of wives, parents, broth- 
ers, sisters, and children, where lived, where 
died, with dates, also history of the wives 7 fam- 
ilies.— H". E. W. 

3725. Mayhew. Information desired of Uwi 
father of Mary, Nathaniel Washington, Aaxoa 
and Mehitable Mayhew, who were b near Farm 
ingron, Maine bet. 1706 and 1805, in what was 
then Kennebec Co. but subsequently was sub 
divided and is now Franklin Co. Maine. The 
father d while these ch. were small ami some 
time between his death and 1820, the mother 
m (2) Mr. Inman, a Rev. pensioner, and ail 
moved to Marietta, Ohio, ab. 1820. — K. IT. E. 

3726. SiLVKRXAiL. Would he glad to re- 
ceive data, concerning Conrad SiJvernaiL who 
was born about 1752, and lived in Columbia 
Co. New York. He had a daughter Nancy who 
married Jeremiah Simmons. They lived in 
Kinderhook, Columbia Co. and had children, 
Henry (who married Evu Britton l&BO), Nicfeo- 
las, Conrad, William, Peter, Charity, Almyra. 
Hannah (married George Ham). Would likt 
to know if this is the man whose record Is 
given by "Robert^ 7 page 232. Conrad Siiver- 
nail — served as private in Capt. Gomrad Chive'? 
Co. — Albany County Militia (Land Bounty 
Rights) Tenth regiment, N. Y. 

Would also like to know the date of his death 
and his wife's name. — V. F. C. 

3727. Burton-Ford. Can any one give me 
the names and Rev. service of the parents or 
grandparents of William Burton or of his wife 
Sarah Eord both of Virginia ancestry, I think 
from Culpepper Co., and who Jived in Maoi 
son Co. Ky. about 1800/ 

(2) John Swift 

Burton. In the Sept. 1912. magazine. wa - horn near Nashville, Tenn., 1SC9. .th- 

in answer to Query 2-300 (2) Bl^tcx-Mcdley, 
you state that J. Burton, .Joseph Burton, John 
Burton, Major Burton. Major Burton Jr. and 
William Burton all signed the petition from 
Orange Co. Ya. dated 'Mck. II, 17S1. Will yon 
kindly advise me regarding this petition, and 
where fidl information In regard to it may be 
had? I should like to trace the Joseph Bur- 
ton named, as I have an ancestor of that name, 

father, John, Jonathan or Thomas Swift, was 
born in Ga. 1734, and married Eunice Parkhuriit 
of Ky. Thomas (?) Swift's father was Jon- 
athan Swift, born in Ireland in or near 1750, 
and married Miss- Hanks (of Ya. I think}, 
a kinswoman of Abraham Lincoln's mother. 
Had any of theaa Rev. aiieestr> ? 

(3) Ford-Carp ei-.'ter. .Stephen Ford b in Va- 
marrled Annie Carpenter and came to Madi=en 



Co., Ky., prior to 1800. Had either of these 
Kev. ancestry? — 0. F. B. 

3728. St. JulieN. Rene do St. Julian came 
'to this country about 1700, married ar.d lived 

in Maryland, later moved to Winchester, Va., 
and died and is buried there. His son, Isaac 
Julian, married Borbra White, daughter of Dr. 
Robert White and Margaret. Hoge. They had 
two sons, Bene Julian and Isaac Julian. Was 
Rene Julian in the Rev. war? They were 
living in Randolph Co., N. C, during the Rev. 
war. Whom did Rene Julian marry? He was 
married about 1775-17S0 and he may have mar- 
ried a De Valcot. De Valcot is a family name 
now. The Julieus are French Huguenots. The 
first emigrant was Rene de St. Juiien. He 
was in the English army and was given a land 
grant here. 

(2) White-Estes. My gr. gr. grandfather 
John White of Augusta Co., Va., married Eliza- 
beth Estes 1799, in Va. I would like to know 
if Elizabeth Estes' father was a grandson oil 
Col. Lewis and Betty Washington. They had 
a daughter who married an Estes, so I have 
been told. Was Elizabeth Estes' father in the 
Rev., war? What was his given name? He mar- 
ried a Miss Woodfork. Some of their chil- 
dren's names were Jack, Woodfork, Mary and 
Elizabeth Estes. 

(3) Cook-Nichols-Campbell. My gr. gr. 

grandfather, James Cook, married 

Nichols, in N. C. about 1790. What was James 
Cook's wife's father's name and was he in 
Rev. war? Was James Cook or his father, 
Silas Cook, in Rev. war — X. C. or Va. Silas 
Cook had a land grant of 200 a. in Caldwell 
Co., Ky., about 1808. Did he receive the land 
for. Rev. service? James. Cook's daughter Pene- 
lopie Cook, married Duncan Campbell of X. C. 
Duncan Campbell was with the Ky. State Mili- 
tia 1814. Was Duncan Campbell's father, Wil- 
liam Campbell, in the Rev. war? 

(4) Connely-Bosket. I would like to know 
if my gr. gr. grandfather, William Connelly, 
served in the Rev. war. He was always called 
11 Captain Billy." He may have been in the X. 
C. State Militia. He was born about 1765-68, in 
Va. or N. C. Who was William Connelly's 
father and was he in Rev. war — Va. or X. C? 
William Connelly married a Miss Bosket and 
they raised their family in Shelby Co. and 
Fulton Co., Ky. Would like any information I 
can get of either the Connelly or Bosket fam- 
ily. They are old Va. families.— L. S. C. 

3729. Sweet-Vaughn. Thomas Sweet, b 
Warwick, R. I. 1727, had a son Benjamin and 
a dau. Abigail, who m Caleb Vaughn Jr. of 
Coventry, R. I, Wanted, name of his wife, 
and date and place of death. — O. P. N. 

3730. Fort-Knight. Frederick Fort m 
Anna Knight and is said to have been a Lieut. 

in the Rev. from Virginia, or one of the South- 
ern states. Wanted, official proof of service. 

(2) Marion. Nathaniel Marion, said to 
hnve been the nephew of Francis Marion, m 
Miss Wickham. What was the name of ?s T a- 
thaniel's father, and did he serve in the Revo- 
lution ?— P. S. P. 

3731. Collins. Information wanted of the 
Rev. service of Lewis Collins Sen. I have a 
copy of a will of said Lewis which was dated 
Sept. 1783, and probated in Granville Co. X. C. 
His wife was Elizabeth, and his eh. were: Lois 
Gaton, Betsy Robinson of Virginia, Edward, 
Lewis, Wiley, and Dianna Carter Collins. Colo- 
nial or Rev. service desired by C. K. W. 

3732. Tillotson-Saiith-Stearns. Elizabeth 
Smith, b May 5, 1784, m Samuel Stearns Nov. 
21, 1783, son of Lieut. Ebeuezer Stearns of 
Lanesboro, Mass. Her mother was said to have 
been Mary Tillottson before marriage. Can 
anyone give me the ancestry of this Elizabeth 
Smith, with all dates?-— E. TV. E. S. 

3733. Willson. Jeduthan Willson and his 
wife Polly of Lebanon, Conn, in 1780, had: 
Jeduthan, b 17S2; Hezekiah, Joseph, Horace, 
Polly and Betsey. Ancestry desired of both 
Jeduthan and Polly, with all gen. data. 

(2) Kidder-Ticknor. Paul Kidder and 
wife, Sarah Ticknor, living in or near Ver- 
gennes, Vt. 1830, d before 1S50, leaving one 
son. Ancestry with all gen. data of both Paul 
and Sarah desired. — F. M. 

3734. Carmer. Abram Carmer d Clarence, 
X. Y. Sept. 11, 1848, aged 87 years, 8 months 
and 11 days. He was married more than once; 
but the name of his last wife was Sarah Car- 
ter. She had one or two brothers in the Tory 
army and after the Revolution, They (the 
brothers) were granted land in Canada, where 
Wind Mill Point is now situated. Abram Car- 
mer was a Rev. soldier, and supposed to have 
been a pensioner. He is supposed to have lived 
in N. J. and in the valley of the Mohawk be- 
fore coming to Clarence. 

(2) De La Mater. Isaac De La Mater, a 
Rev. soldier, was the son of John De Le Mater, 
who being too old to go into the service loaned 
some $1600. to the Government. Would this 
be considered sufficient to entile me to recog- 
nition for his service? The money was re- 
turned to him with interest. The De La 
Maters are descended from Anneke Jans through 
the daughter Sarah's first husband. — E. S. M. 

3735. Thorn-Watson. Do the names of 
Thomas Thorn or Stephen Watson both from 
S. C. appear in any published lists of soldiers 
from that state?— A. E. 

3736. Barr-McCune. Was John Barr Sen. 
of SliippensLurgh, Cumberland Co. af- 
terwards of Letterkenny twp. Franklin Co. 
Penna. in the war of the American Revolution! 


There is mention made of a John Barr in the 
list of Cumberland Co. Militia in 1776-83. He 
was first a private under Capt. John Lowe and 
in 177S was first Lieut, of the Sixth Battalion 
under Capt. Wm. Huston. John Barr's third 
wife was Susannah McCune, and were sup- 
porters of Middle Spring Church; and John d 
in 1806, in Letterkenny twp. being possessed 
of lands in Franklin and Cumberland Co. and 
one son owned land in Westmoreland Co. After 
his death his wid. went to Ohio with her son 
John Barr Jr. and d at his home and is buried 
near Columbus, Ohio. John Barr Sen. had 
four brothers, William Sen. of Chambersburg, 
Pa. Samuel Sen. (whose son, John lived in 
Baltimore) Andrew and Robert (who lived in 
Westmoreland Co. and d without issue). John 
Sen. also had two sisters: Jane who m Mr. 
MeWhorter; and Mary who in Daniel Grafton 
and d in Natchez, Miss, in 1S03. Can I claim 
the service given in the archives for John Barr 
Senior ? 

(2) MgCtjne. Did the father of Susannah 
(McCune) Barr, mentioned above serve in the 
Revolution? In the same volume of Penna 
Archives, mention is made of four men by name 
of McCune who served: Andrew, William, 
Samuel and Henry. Could have these been her 
brothers. Any information in regard to her 
ancestry is greatly desired. — H. Mel. F. 

3737. Bartlett-Hix-Kimball. Samuel 
Bartlett, b 1754, New Meadow, Maine, m (1) 
177S Miss Hix; m (2) Eleanor Martin Kimball. 
He had Samuel, b 3 77S, d 1848, m Eliz. (or 
Betsey) Keating, who was a dau. of Deacon 
Richard Keating b 1751, Kittery, Maine, moved 
to Knox Co. and d Apr. 22, 1839. Richard 
Keating m Miriam Bridges who d April 1830, 
aged 77 years. Samuel Bartlett and Richard 
Keating are both said to have served in the 
Revolution. Can anyone give official proof? — 
S. N. McK. 

3738. Grannis. John Grannis, son of John 
and Mary (Bradley) Grannis, b at North 
Haven, Conn., Sept. IS 1739. Enlished in 
French and Indian war in April, 1761. Revo- 
lutionary soldier, enlisting in Massachusetts 
June 25, 1775. On Jan. 1, 1776 he was com- 
missioned captain of 3rd. Company for sea 
coast defence, stationed, at Elizabeth Islands 
and Martha's Vineyard. Tie removed, some time 
after 1777, to North Carolina. Census of 1790 
gives him as living in the Edenton District, 
Currituck Co., N. C. there being in his family 
(including head) three males over sixteen years 
of age, two females and two slaves. Informa- 
tion desired as to name of his wife and chil- 
dren or any descendants. — F. A. S. 

3739. Scout-Gilbest. Information wanted 
of the family of Elisabeth Scout, who mar- 
ried Nathan Gilbert of Bucks Co., Penri., Nov. 

17, 1772. She married (2) John Smith about 
or prior to 1790 in Berkley Co. Va. and sur- 
vived him also. She had a brother "Cobus" 
Scout who was with Gen. Wayne at the storming 
of Stony Point. She is supposed to have had 
a sister who married Elias Gilbert, a brother 
of Nathan. 

(2) MOORE-DAVIDSON. Daniel Moore mar- 
ried Elizabeth Davidson. They moved from 
the Shenandoah Valley, Va., to Adams Co.. 
Ohio, about 1S00. Information wanted cou- 
cerning their parentage and families. 

(3) Cruzen-Housu. Elizabeth Cruzen, a 
native of Maryland, married John Housh, a 
native of Penn., in Penn. about or prior to 
1795 and about the year 1S00 they moved to 
Ohio. It is probable that they were in Ky. 
some time before going to Ohio. Information 
wanted. — II. E. C. 

3740. Taylor. George Taylor, born Aug. 
1st, 1781, married Catharine Bacon, April 11th, 
1805. She was the daughter of Michael Bacon 
and Isabel Bourland. Would like dates of birth. 
marriage and death of Michael Bacon and his 
wife, also their parentage. 

(2) Rowland. George Taylor was son of 
Daniel Taylor, b Aug. 13, 1761, and his wife, 
Jane Rowland, married in Virginia in 1780, af- 
terward lived in Tennessee. Want parentage of 
Jane Rowland. 

(3) Hutchings. John Hutchings was born 
in Culpepper Co., Virginia, in 1814. Who were 
his parents? 

(4) Burnham. Job Burnham moved to 
Saco, Me., in 1720. He had a son, Daniel 
Burnham, whose daughter, Rebecca Burnham, 
married Jonathan Moulton in 17SS. Did Dan- 
iel Burnham serve in the Rev. War? What 
were the dates of his birth, marriage, and 
death? His wife's maiden name? 

(5) Moulton. Jonathan Moulton (1766- 
1845) and Rebecca Burnham had a daughter, 
Rebecca Moulton, who married John Andrews 
in Me. or N. H-. in 1826. They moved to Ohio. 
Who were the parents of John Andrews (1795- 
1875) ? 

(6) Wright. Dr. Elisha Wright, born and 
educated in Vermont died in Marion, N. Y. 
He was the son of John Wright and Hannah 
Covey. Hannah Covey Wright lived to be 
nearly ninety years old, was born about 1760. 
It is said that she cooked for the soldiers at 
Bennington, Vermont. Want parentage of 
John Wright, Hannah Covey, with dates of 
birth, marriage and death. Is there a Wright 
family book with this line in it? 

(7) Barber. Timothy Barber born m Onao- 
daga Co.. N. Y., moved to Plymouth, lad., had! 
children, viz., Levi Barber, Dan Barber, Sarah, 
m Wm. Grove Pomeroy and moved to Mo.. 



Irene, m James Taylor about 1840. Can any 
one help tiace the Barber line and give dates. 

(8) Hale. Daniel Allen m 1788 Alathea 
Hale in Washington Co., Tenn. She was the 
daughter of Richard Hale. Did Richard Hale 
serve in the Rev. war? Where and when was 
he born? Married? His wife's maiden name? 

(9) Tyler. Timothy Tyler married Lois 

and had a daughter Lois Tyler. 

Timothy Tyler d 1755 in Sharon, Conn. One 
Lois Tyler m Matthew Cole 1755-6, another 

Lois Tylor m William Wattles 1755, according 
ro Sharon records. I believe from the will of 
Bezaleel Tyler, Lois Wattles is this gr. daugh- 
ter, and the daughter of Timothy Tyler. What 
was the maiden name of the wife of Timothy 

(10) Sutherland. Would like Rev. war 
record of Snunders Sutherland, lived in Cas- 
well Co. N. C. at the beginning of the war. 
Afterwards lived in Fluvanna Co., Ya.. m 2nd 
time Sarah Davis.— K. G. 


Autobiographical Sketches of Citizens of 
Cia}' County, Mo. 

(Through the courtesy of Mrs. G. W. Clardy, Liberty, Clay Co., Mo., the following declara- 
tions, which appeared in the ei Tribune" of Liberty, Mo., during the years 1S69 and 1870, have 
been copied for the Genealogical Department. They were made for the purpose of arousing 
public sentiment in favor of those whose ancestors had been American citizens for generations, 
and restoring to them the ballot of which they had been deprived during the Reconstruction 
period. They have been divided into two parts. Part I contains the narratives of those who 
mentioned ancestors who fought in the Revolution, and are. arranged alphabetically according 
to the Rev. ancestor. Part II embraces those who did not mention Rev. ancestry, but whose 
lines extend far enough back to be of great value to their many descendants in other parts of 
the country. — Gen. Ed.) 


Anderson. My father was b N. J. 1775, 
and fought through the Rev. war; was in sev- 
eral of the hardest battles. Moved to Ky. 
soon after the close of the war; settled in 
Franklin Co. where I was b Oct. 1799, and cast 
my first vote for Monroe for President in 1820 ; 

ab. $25,000 worth of property which was all 
taken from me during the late Civil war. 
Spencer Anderson. 

Baker,. I was b Lincoln Co. Ky. May 17, 
1801. My father was a native of Prince Ed- 
ward Co. Va. and emigrated to Ky. at a very 
early day. My grandfather, Caleb Baker, late 
of Prince Edward Co. Va. was a Rev. sol- 
dier, and was in numerous battles against the 
British. I emigrated from Ky. and settled in 
Clay Co. in 1839. Caleb W. Baker. 

Boone. I was b Clarke Co. Ky. Oct. 2, 1800. 
My father was a native of Maryland, and my 
brother of Kentucky. My great grandfather 
on the maternal side, was a brother of Daniel 
Boone. My ancestors emigrated to Ky. with 

Daniel Boone, and my grandfather assisted in 
the recapture of Boone's daughter and Edmund 
Calloway's daughter when they were stolen by 
the Indians at Boonesborough. My grandfath- 
ers on the paternal and maternal side were both 
in the Continental army during the Revolution; 
my uncles Col. Micah Taul, and Capt Thomas 
Cofer were in the War of 1812. I settled in 
Clay Co. in IS 50. Arthur T. Taul. 

Citrd. I was b Henry Co. Ky. Feb. 20, 1804. 
My father was a native of Goochland Co. Va. 
and emigrated to Ky. in 1790. My maternal 
uncle, John Cued, now in Logan Co. Ky. if 
living, was a soldier in the Continental Army, 
and was wounded. My father died when I was 
so young I was unable to retain in memory any 
facts connected with the Rev. I came to Clay 
Co. in 1835. George M. Pryor. 

PABBT. I was b in Caswell Co. X. C. Feb. 
28, 18^8. Both grandfathers served under 
George Washington in the Rev. army. I emi- 
grated to Clay Co. in the spring of 1830. A. 
L. Darby. 


DtJNCAN. I was b Jan. 13, 1S07 in Bourbon 
Co., Ky. four miles due north of Paris; moved 
with my father to Clay Co. in 1S25; have been 
a member of the Christian Church for 32 yrs. 
and an elder of the Smithville church 26 years, 
served in the Black Hawk war under Col. Shu- 
bael Allen; and as Justice of the Peace six 
years. Grandfather was a caj'tain in the Rev. 
war, and I had rive uncles in the War of 1S12. 
Alexander Brackenridge Duncan. 

Estes. I was b Cabell Co. Ya. June 17, 1S03. 
I am of pure old Virginia stock. My ances- 
tors emigrated from England to Virginia more 
than 120 yrs. before my birth. My grand- 
father, Joel Estes, was a Rev. soldier in the 
Continental Army. My maternal grandfather, 
Jeremiah Ward, d ab. 1812 in Cabell Co. Va. 
at the age of 114. years. I came to Clay Co. 
in 1823. Littlebury Estes. 

Fleming. I was b Sept. 15, 1792 in liock- 
ingham Co. Va. My father served in the Rev. 
war as an officer; was at Brandywine, York- 
town, and in numerous other battles; was a 
part of the time in the cavalry, in the legion 
commanded by Light Horse Harry Lee. He 
emigrated with his family to Fayette Co. Ky. 
in 1805. I was in the War of 1S12 and served 
in the battle of Tippecanoe and two fights in 
Canada; emigrated to Mo. in 1820, and to Clay 
Co. July 4, 1S32. James Fleming. 

Jeffries. I was b Fauquier Co., Ya., Sept. 
14, 1809. My father was in the Rev. war, and 
also in the War of 1812. I moved to Mo. in 
1850. William Jeffries. 

McCorkle. I was b Augusta Co. Va. six 
miles from Staunton. Mch. 2, 179S. My father 
was a Virginian aid served throughout the en- 
tire Rev. war in the American army. He was 
at Yorktown, and saw Coiowallis' sword handed 
to Gen. Lincoln. I emigrated to Ky. with my 
father in 1800, came to Mo. in 1816, and set- 
tled on the Onion in what is now Lincoln Co.; 
came te Clay Co. in 1824. John McCorkle. 

Mathews. I was b Augusta Co. Va. April 
11, 1782. My forefathers were a stiff-necked, 
rebellious people when their rights and liberties 
were invaded. They fought against Great Brit- 
ain seven years for their independence, in which 
my uncle 'George Mathews was conspicuous. 
He was in office during the Rev. war, and was 
taken prisoner. After the war he emigrated 
to Georgia where he was elected Governor, hold- 
ing that office when the state ratified the Con- 
stitution of the U. S. and signed his name to 
that document. My father emigrated to Ken- 
tucky in 1782. He built the first water mill 
that was ever built in Madison Co. About 
this time he joined the Separate Baptists, and 
continued a member until the Union between 

them and the regular Baptists which rook place 
in the log meeting-house in Madison Co. Ky. 
I was present and heard the terms of union 
agreed upon. He d in Howard Co. Mo. April 
23, 1S30. I have been the Clerk and Deacon 
of the United Baptist Church until the infirmi- 
ties of old age forbade it. In 1824 I emigrated 
to Mo. lived in Howard Co. IS yrs. then in Rav 
Co. from 1S42 to 1S69, where my wife died; 
then divided my property between my children 
and reside with my sou in law, John McCorkle 
and my daughter, Elizabeth. Ebenezer Titus. 

Miller. I was b Stokes Co. North Carolina, 
Feb. 6, 17S7; moved to Clay Co. Mo. in the 
spring of 1837; was a volunteer in the Yv'ar of 
1812, and my father was a soldier under George 
Washington in the Rev. war. Frederic Miller. 

Moore. I was b Madison Co. Ky. in 1805. 
My parents came to Ky. from Va. in 1803. 
My grandfather, David Moore served in the 
army under Washington in the struggle for In- 
dependence. I came to Clay Co. in 1821, an-J 
settled the place John II. Williams now lives on. 
When I first came to Liberty it was a briar 
and pawpaw patch. I have aided in all pub- 
lic improvements. I built the U. S. Arsenal at 
Baxter 's Landing, before the war, and owned 
about 5000 acres of land. David M. Bevins. 

Morris. I was b Mason Co. Ky. Jan. 3, 1810. 
My father was a native of Essex Co. N. J. 
My mother was a native of Stafford Co. Va. 
My grandfather on my mother's side was in 
the Continental Army, during the Rev. and was 
at the siege of Yorktown. His army encamped 
for some days earlier in the Rev. on the farm 
in Essex Co. X. J. of my grandfather on my 
father ? s side, David Morris. My father was 
in the War of 1812, and was on the staff of 
Gen. Desha. I settled in Clay Co. in 1S49. 
James M. Morris. 

Nall. I was b Scott Co. Ky. June 18, 1802. 
My father and mother were both from Cul- 
pepper Co. Va. My grandfather, Col. Wiluam 
Nall,. was an officer in the American Army 
during the Rev. Avar. My father served as a 
private in the War of 1812, and was in the 
Battle of the River Raisin. I came to Clay 
Co. in 1832. William Nall. 

Pickett. I was b Orange Co. North Caro- 
lina, Feb. 18, 1804. I am of Revolutionary 
stock. My grandfather, Edward Pickett, 
served in the Continental Army the greater 
part of the war, and was at the battle of Guil- 
ford under Gen. Greene. My maternal grand- 
father was also in the Continental army. 1 
came to Clay Co. in the fall of 1829, and have 
been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian 
Church here for about 25 years. Edward Pick- 

"The magazine improves with each issue. Six persons joined my chapter last year through 
help obtained from the Genealogical Department.'' 

National Old Trails Road 

Miss Elizabeth Butler Gentry, Chairman National Committee 

The State Conferences of Ohio, In- 
diana, Illinois and Missouri are taking 
place as this issue goes to press. Our 
Chairmen in those States, Mrs. Mack, 
Mrs. Denny, Mrs. Bissell, Mrs. Kochtit- 
zky respectively, are reporting the work 
they have done in their States to promote 
the National Old Trails Road which we 
are urging as the National Ocean to 
Ocean Highway. 

This road is the best transcontinental 
road for motorists to the Panama-Pacific 
Exposition. Our committee is at work 
now painting the road signs which will 
be finished by the time the roads are 
opened for spring travel. The route will 
be designated entirely across the con- 
tinent by red, white and blue bands on 
the telephone poles. These colors must 
not be used by other roads. The historic 
roads in various j>arts of the country are 
being revived through the impetus of 
this committee. These are local state 
roads and should not be confused with 
the National Old Trails Road ; a distinc- 
tive name and road sign should be adopt- 
ed for each of these local roads. 

-The National Old Trails Road is a 
name coined by the national chairman 
and given to the route that, stretching 
across the continent, links together Bos- 
ton, New York, Washington with Kansas 
City, Santa Fe and San Francisco. This 
road is composed of several famous old 
trails that together form a trunk line 
that reaches from the Atlantic to the Pa- 

The President General, the national 
chairman, the state and chapter regents, 
have appointed members on this com- 
mittee whose duty it is to promote this 
idea until we get our bill passed by Con- 
gress. Our bill provides that Congress 

build and maintain this road as a na- 
tional highway. 

Local roads that are of concern to each 
state must be taken care of as a state mat- 
ter by the state committee ; the National 
Old Trails Road is a national issue which 
claims the support not only of the na- 
tional and state committees, but of every 
live member of our society. Its name 
and its road sign must be kept inviolable 
and not used on local roads. 

The following address by Mrs. Matt 
Hall was made at Arrow Rock, Mo., (see 
frontispiece) , on the occasion of the an- 
nual motor pilgrimage to an historic old 
town of Missouri; to this village of 150 
people, 101 motor cars, carrying 500 
people, arrived one bright summer day 
for a picnic, to celebrate the revival of 
the old town from a half-century of 
desuetude. This revival is due solely 
to the activities of this committee in re- 
opening and signing the National Old 
Trails Road, which runs through Arrow 

Address of Mrs. Matt Hall, 

Regent, Fatsy Gregg Chapter, Napton, 


Mr. Chairman and Friends of the Old 
Trail : 

I am here today as a representative of 
the Patsy Gregg Chapter, D. A. R, 

^Ve love the Old Trail, and we believe 
that it should become a permanent and 
well-marked highway, and that the mem- 
ory of the men and women who first 
blazed it for us, who first laid it like a 
fair ribbon across the virgin bosom of our 
State, should be perpetuated. 

We would write the history of the Old 
Trail, the story of those pioneers, the 
incidents of their daily lives, their under- 
takings and their accomplishments, their 
failures and their successes, their joys 




and their sorrows, the memory of their 
blood and tears, the very inscriptions 
upon their forgotten tombs — we would 
'write them all upon the very face of the 
\ Old Trail itself, so that all who run may 
read, and reading, prophesy for us and 
for our children a great and marvelous 

We are proud that the idea of preserv- 
ing the Pathway of the Pioneers across 
the continent, originated with a Missouri 
woman; someone has recently said: 
"Missouri is the Jamestown and the 
Plymouth of all the western states," and 
I say, Miss Gentry is making it the 
Cradle of the National Highway. 

It is interesting to let our fancy fol- 
low and flit over the Old Trail; to won- 
der what might, or what might not have 
been, if our ancestors had feared too 
much its dangers and its difficulties; if 
they had feared to face pestilence and 
famine, wild beasts and wilder men. 

If they had never unlocked these great 
doors to the West, Alaska's gold might 
still lie hidden in the dark bowels of the 
earth, and the eastern slopes of the 
Rockies might yet be unsealed; Califor- 
nia's vast wheat fields might never yet 
have offered their nodding acres to the 
reapers' sickle, and our great western 
plains might still be an arid and unirri- 
gated desert; Joaquin Miller might be 
an unknown name, and ' ' The Luck of 
Roaring Camp" an untold story. 

The Mighty West! "An empire gained 
without the guilt of studied battles!" 

"Oh, Sires and mothers of our West, 

How shall we count your proud be- 
I quest ! ' ' 

Honor the pioneers! Honor them in 
song and story, in permanent trail and 
granite marker! Honor them in speech 
\ and historic pilgrimage ! Honor them for 
their own sakes — honor them for ours! 
For we have come fast and far within 
the last one hundred years; we have 
blazed many broad new trails into many 
fair and unimagined fields, since first 
our forefathers lifted their axes to the 

We have accomplished much, and if 

our ancestors of a hundred years ag"> 
are with us in spirit today — if they today 
have made with us this historic pilgrim- 
age to Old Arrow Rock, I believe they 
are proud of their progeny. I believe 
with the man who said : ' ' This is the best 
hour of the best day of the best year of 
the best century that the world has ever 
known." I believe this, our pessimist to 
the contrary notwithstanding. For the 
pessimist we have always with us; the 
man who lauds the good old days, and the 
good old times, the good old men and 
women, and the good old ways ; and who 
speaks in mournful cadence of the de- 
generacy of our own times ; the man who 
draws invidious comparisons between the 
size of your family and that of your 
great grandfather, and who points the 
finger of scorn at your desire to own a 
motor car; forgetting — this pessimist — 
that, in the days of your great grand- 
father, children were assets in the busi- 
ness of life, whereas today children are 
liabilities in the business of life; for- 
getting that to be well equipped to meet 
the exigencies and complexities of mod- 
ern life, the ownership of a motor car 
is to you as vital a necessity as the own- 
ership of an oxcart was to your great 

It required far less to finance the Old 
Trail than does the New. Do you remem- 
ber about the middle of the last century, 
when we were just beginning to realize 
the possibilities of our trade with Mexico 
and our Santa Fe Trail was being beaten 
into a well-marked road, that some ad- 
venturous spirit (ancestor, perhaps, of 
Cook or Peary), following this Santa Fe 
Trail to where it turned to the southwest, 
about one hundred miles west of Inde- 
pendence, looked with longing eyes to- 
ward the northwest, and straightway 
blazed a trail into that far country? 
And that some other enterprising in- 
dividual (ancestor, perhaps, of Miss Gen- 
try or Mrs. Van Brunt), thinking within 
herself that this new Trail should be 
marked, drove down at the spot where 
the new Trail branched oft* from the old, 
a little stake, and on the stake he nailed 



a tiny board, bearing this legend: ''The 
Road to Oregon?" Two minutes' thought 
and five minutes' work, to mark the 
trail into that land of inexhaustible re- 
sources, more than two thousand miles 
away ! 

Yes, we have come fast and far! We 
have blazed the way to great attain- 
ments; and if we have done well, if we 
have accomplished good, it is because our 
arms are nerved by the same force that 
nerved the arm of the pioneer. Did 
you ever stop to think that history rec- 
ords only our good deeds? Shakespeare 
to the contrary notwithstanding, it is 
the good men do that lives after them, 
and the evil is interred with their bones. 

Except in rare instances of signally 
base turpitude, history does not record 
the evil that men do. 

History asks of a man: "How many 
bridges did he build? How many oceans 
did he chart? How many continents 
did he discover ? How many schools did 
he support? How many new trails did 
he blaze?" 

It asks of a woman: "How much flax 
did she spin ? How many yards of cloth 
did she weave? How many hurts did 
she heal? How many books did she 
write? How many children did she rear 
to a successful maturity? Along how 
many old trails did she revive the mem- 
ory of forgotten deeds?" 

It asks not of the evil. 

Except the good a man does far over- 
balance the evil, History disdains to 
WTite his name upon her fair pages. 

And this brings rue inevitably to my 
conclusion : If we would have the names 
of this generation written in history be- 
side those of former generations — if we 
would have the new trails which we are 
blazing become permanent and well- 
traveled highways — if we would have 
them lead into fair fields of good accom- 
plished and fitly recorded, and to those 
heighth entitled. "Notable Achieve- 
ments," which lead to still greater 
heights yet unattained — then we must 
blaze these new trails with the same 
axe our grandsires used to blaze the old 

— the axe upon whose helve is written 
"Honor and truth, courage, loyalty, per- 
sistence, patience and hope; love of 
family, love of country, love of God. 
devotion to a cause!" 

Thus equipped, he may explore the 
plains of Mars, and blaze a trail to 

Jupiter ! 

* * * 

George Washington's Inaugural 

Described in despatches of April 22 — 
Ma}' 5, 1789 to the Pennsylvania Gazette 
and Pennsylvania Packet from cities 
along the route.* 

Thursday, April 16th, 1789.— "April 
16th about 10 o'clock I bade adieu to 
Mr. Yernon, to private life, and to do- 
mestic felicity and with a mind pressed 
with more anxiety and painful sensa- 
tions than I have words to express, set 
out for New York in company with Mr. 
Thompson and Colonel Humphreys, with 
the best disposition to render services 
to my country in obedience to its calls, 
but with less hope of answering its ex- 
pectations. — Washington 's Diary." 

Alexandria, April 23d. — Last Thurs- 
day (April 16), the great and illustri- 
ous citizen of America, George Washing- 
ton, Esq., passed through this town on 
his way to New York accompanied by 
Mr. Charles Thompson. He w T as met 
some miles out of town by a numerous 
escort of his friends and neighbors, 
whose attachment to him was -such, that, 
not satisfied with attending him to the 
verge of their own state, they crossed 
over in numerous crowds to Georgetown, 
where they surrendered him over to the 
arms of an affectionate sister state. In 
compliance with their wishes, we par- 
took with them of an early dinner pre- 
pared at Mr. Wise's Tavern. At his 
departure, an affectionate address was 
presented to him by the citizens, to 
which he made a reply expressive of his 
feelings on the occasion. 

Georgetown, April 23d— Last Thurs- 
day passed through this town on his way 
to New York, the most illustrious, the 


President of the United States of Amer- 
ica with Charles Thompson. Esq., Secre- 
tary to Congress. His Excellency 

arrived at about 2 o'clock, on the banks 
of the Potomac, escorted by a respect- 
able corps of gentlemen from Alexan- 
dria, where the Georgetown ferry boats, 
perfectly equipped, received His Excel- 
lency and suite, and safely landed them, 
under the acclamations of a large crowd 
of very grateful fellow citizens — who 
beheld their Fabuis in the evening 
of his days bid adue to the peaceful re- 
treat of Sit. Vernon in order to save his 
country once more from confusion and 
anarchy. From this place His Excel- 
lency was escorted by the corps of gen- 
tlemen, commanded by Colonel "William 
Dekins, Jr., to Mr. Spurrier's Tavern, 
where the escort from Baltimore took 
charge of him. 

Baltimore, April 21st, — The President 
of the United States arrived at this place 
on his way to Congress, on Friday after- 
noon, the 17th inst, with Charles Thomp- 
son, Esq., and Colonel Humphreys. This 
great man was met some miles from 
town by a large body of respectable citi- 
zens on horseback and conducted under 
a discharge of cannon, to Mr. Grant's 
Tavern (Fountain Inn) through crowds 
of admiring spectators. 

At 6 o'clock a committee choosen in 
consequences of the late notification to 
adjust the preliminaries for his recep- 
tion, waited upon him with an address 
which he answered. A great number of 
the citizens were presented to him and 
very graciously received. Having ar- 
rived too late for a public dinner, he 
accepted an invitation to supper, from 
which he retired a little after 10 o'clock. 

Baltimore, April 21st, — On Saturday 
morning (April 18th) he was in his car- 
riage at half past live o'clock when he 
left town, under a discharge of cannon, 
by a body of citizens on horseback. 
These gentlemen accompanied him 7 
miles, when,. alighting from his carriage, 
he would not permit them, to proceed 
any further; he took leave of them after 
thanking them in an affectionate and 

obliging manner for their politeness. 
We shall only add on this occasion that 
those who saw him before and those 
who never had, were equally anxious t<> 
see him. Such is the rare impression 
excited by his uncommon character and 

Wilmington, April 25th. — On Sunda\ 
last (April 19), His Excellency, the 
President General, arrived in this Bor- 
ough whither he was accompanied by a 
number of gentlemen of this state who 
also attended him next morning to the 
Pennsylvania line, on his way to New 
York. Upon his departure, the corpor- 
ation of this Borough, attended by many 
of the inhabitants, waited upon His Ex- 
cellency with an address of congratula- 
tion, which was most graciously re- 

At Philadelphia, April 22d.— Monday 
iast (April* 20) His Excellency, George 
"Washington, Esq., the President-elect 
of the United. States, arrived in this city, 
about 1 o'clock, accompanied by the 
President of the State (Thomas Mifflin), 
Governor St. Clair, the Speaker of the 
Assembly (Eichard Peters), the Chief 
Justice (Thomas McKean), Hon. Mr. 
Read, the Attorney General (William 
Gradford, Jr.), and Secretory Thomp- 
son, the two city troops of horse and the 
county troop and detachment of artil- 
lery, a body of light infantry and num- 
erous concourse of citizens on horseback 
and on foot. 

His Excellency rode in front of the 
procession on horseback; the number of 
spectators who filled the doors, windows 
and streets through which he passed, 
was greater than on any other occasion 
we ever remember. 

The joy of the whole city upon this 
august spectacle cannot easily be de- 
scribed. Every countenance seemed to 
say u Long, long live George Washington, 
the Father of the people ! " At 3 o 'clock 
His Excellency sat down to an elegant 
entertainment of 250 covers, at the City 
Tavern prepared for him by the citizens 
of Philadelphia. 

(Continued next month) 

Marriage Record Exchange 

Through the National Committee on Historical Research 

Mrs. Charles Wesley Bassett, Historian General, Chairman 

Marriages in Worcester Co., Maryland 1795-1797 

Thomas Calhoun to Nancy Taylor. 

Leonard Johnson to Aralanta Brittingham. 

Philip Morris to Nancy. Mumford, Sept. IS. 

Josiah Duncan to Martha M. Dale, Oct. 20. 

Robert Givans to Rosahna Butler, Oct. 22. 

William Baynum to Betsy Carey, Nov. 30. 

Angelor Atkinson to Sarah Hudson, Nov. 30. 

John Baston to Piercy Gray, Dec. I. 

Milby Purnell to Amelia Parker. Dec. 8. 

Abraham Wyatt to Nancy Pennewell, Dec. 11. 

James Taylor to Peggy Aydlott, Dec. 11. 

James Tripp to Jane Purnell; Dec. IS. 

Archibald Smith to Mary Hammond, Dec. IS. 

"William Baker to Martha Evans, Dec. 19. 

Ezekiel Henderson to Hannah Timmins, 
Dec. 30. 

Lewis Jones to Rachel Long, Dec. 30. 

McKimmey Hudson to Hannah Dyrnock, 
Dec. 26. 

Abijah Davis to Catherine Pointer, Jan. 4. 

Rouse Gray to Bridgett Cathell, Jan. 4. 

William Porter to Naomi Sturges, Jan. 4. 

Stephen Dry den to Catherine Dry den, Jan. 29. 

Caleb Powell to Elizabeth Bethards, Feb. — . 

William Tingle to Sarah Long, Feb. 4. 

George Hall to Hesse Bowen, Feb. — . 

Turpin to Betty Raeliffe, May 27. 

George Twilley to Rosetta Taylor, July 3. 

Edward Buibage to Mary Smock, July 3. 

Hezekiah Wright to Elizabeth Riley, July 11. 

Nehemiah Holland to Martha Richardson, 
Feb. 12. 

John K. Truitt to Mary Teague, March 1. 

Thomas Harris to Sarah Mills, March S. 

Josiah Nelson to Margaret Smith, March 15. 

Daniel Cottingham to Polly Tilghman, 
March IS. 

Benamin Hudson to Elizabeth Williams, 
March 25. 

William S. White to Betsy S. Waggaman, 
April 11. 

Elgate Drishale to Anna Dykes, April 15. 

Ananias Bradford to Nancy Kichard3, 
April 13. 

Littleton Riley to Sally Townsend, April 23. 

William Law to Polly Miller, April 25. 

Eli Christopher to Little Drishale, May 3. 

John Tayior to lolly Powell May 10. 

Levin Godfrey to Ann T. Truitt, May 11. 

Edward Hammond to Nancy Howard, 

May 19. 

Robert Hudson to Mary Atkinson, May 31. 

Stephen Townsend to Esther Benson, June 20. 

Thomas Cottingham to Rhoda Townsend, 
June 30. 

Thomas Franklin to Charlotte Kirby, June 30. 

John Scarborough to Elizabeth Smullcn, 
July 8. 

Benjamin Gurley to Esther Sturgis, July 12. 

Charles Harris to Esther Noble, July 15. 

John Wilson to Sarah Ennis, July 25. 

Benjamin Hammond to Janet Cottingham, 
July 26. 

Peter Evans to Nancy Hudson, July 26. 

William Brittingham to Polly Gostes, 
July 30. 

John Parker to Nancy Parker, Aug. 4. 

John Gowtee to Polly Disharoon, Aug. 17. 

Thomas White to Sarah Nuton, Aug. 20. 

Samuel Blades to Tabifha Jones, Aug. 26. 

George Taylor to Polly Timmons, Sept. 5. 

Isaac Brittingham to Betsy Townsend, 
Sept. 29. 

Sylvester Uriah Roberts to Sarah 
Oct." 1. 

John Tunnel to Mary Selby, Oct, 8. 
Zadoc-k Marshall to Peggy Costen, Nov. 
' Samuel Bishop to Mary Smith, Oct. 

John Jackson to Eliza Burbage, Oct. 

Ephraim Townsend to Rachel Custer, Oct. 20. 

John Slocumb to Polly McCreddy, Oct. 25. 

Jabez Brumby to Martha Tarr, Oct. 25. 

Zadock Marshall to Peggy Costen, Nov. 25. 

Za dock Wheeler to Martha B. Dixon, Nov. 26. 

Thomas Wilson to Eliza Fisher, Nov.. 30. 

John Allen to Lucretia Brumbly, Nov. 30. 

Thomas Reynolds to Dolly Bowen, Dec. 9. 

John Cathell to Priscilla Ward, Dec. 9. 

Benjamin Jarman to Elizabeth Timmons, 
Dec. 13. 

George Houston to Rhoda Bratten, Dec 16. 

Ephraim Timmons to Patty Holliday, Dec. 16. 

Jonathan Miles to Leah Tull, Dec. 16. 

Turner Dorris, Jr., to Mary Bowen, Dec. 21. 

Warren Hudder to Polly Johnson. Dec. 21. 

John Johnson to Sally Chapper, Dec. 21. 

Jacob Teague to Ziporah Rounds, Dec. 21. 

William Hughes to Mary Houston, Dec. 24. 

Tfeomas Tindale to Agnus Melvin, Dec. 29. 

John Webb to Mary Hancock, Jan. 4. 

Lazarus Cottman to Betsy Bishop, Jan, 7. 

Daniel McDaniel to Eliza Carey, Jan. 10. 







Charles Parker to TaUtha Johnson, Jan. 10. 
John Puraell to Polly Bennett, Jan. 10. 
William Hammond to Betsy Gibbs, Jan. 11. 
William 0. Brown to Leah Wilson, Jan. 23. 
John Sturges to Tabitha Bmmbly, Jan. 24. 
John Stiirges to Nancy Bishop, Jan. 25. (?) 
Henry White to Sally Lister, Jan. 30. 
William Xelson to Sally Stiirges, Jan. 31. 

John Farr to Peggy Allen, Jan. 31. 
James Johnson to Patty Baker, Jan. 31. 
William Bell to Tolly Pitts, Feb, 1. 
James Collins to Polly White, Feb. 8. 
Jesse Mafford to Betsy Richardson, Feb. 10. 
Entered by Mrs. George W. Hodges, Balti 
more Chapter, Maryland. 

The General Assembly of Virginia passed an 
Act in October, 17 SO, for dividing Brunswick 
County into two distinct Counties, to take effect 
February 1, 1781 j the new County to be called 

Below are extracts from the first Order 
Book of the newly erected County of Greens- 
ville, copied by Mrs. William Waller Robertson, 
of the Joseph Hedges Chapter, of Emporia, 
Virginia. * * * 

At a meeting of the Justices for the County 
of Greensville at Hicks 's Ford on Thursday the 
twenty-second day of February in the Year of 
our Lord Christ, one thousand seven hundred 
and eighty one, in the fifth year of the Common- 
wealth, in pursuance to an Act of Assembly 
passed at the last session for dividing the' County 
of Brunswick into two distinct Counties. The 
said Act was produced and read, as also a Com- 
mission of the Peace and Oyer and Terminer for 
the County directed to James Watt, Douglas 
Wiikins. William Starke, Alexander Watson. 
James Mann, William Mason, Win. Batte, John 
Turner, John Dawson, Thomas Cocke, Simon 
Turner, William Watson, Philip Person, Ed- 
mund Wiikins, Charles Lucas junior, William 
Stark junior, John Lucas, Richard Peete, Wm. 
Maclin, and Jordan Richardson, Gentlemen. 
Whereupon, the said William Stark and James 
Mann administered the oaths to the Common- 
wealth, the oath of a Judge at Common Law 
and Chancery, and of Oyer and Terminer to 
Douglas Wiikins. gent, according to Law, and 
the said Douglas Wiikins administered the said 
oatns to Wm. Stark, James Mason, Wm.- Stark 
junior, John Lucas and Jordan Richardson, 

Present. The above named Qualified Justices. 

Daniel Fisher, gent, is appointed by the Court 
to act as Attorney for the Commonwealth in 
this County Court, he having' taken the oath to 
this Commonwealth, and of his Office, according 
to Law. 

James Wall, gent, produced a Commission ap- 
pointing him Sheriff of the County, having 
taken the oaths of his office according to Law 
and entered into Bond in the pena'ty of one 
hundred thousand pounds with .Tames Mason 
his security, conditioned as the Law directs, 
which bond is ordered to be recorded. 

Robert Mabry and Nathaniel Lucas are ad- 
mitted and qualified as Deputy Sheriffs of the 
County according to Law. 

A Bond from Robert Mabry and Nathaniel 
Lucas to James Wall was acknowledged by the 
Obligers and ordered to be recorded. 

The last Will and Testament of Nathaniel 
Malone deceased was partly proved by the oath 
of Thomas Morris — junior, a witness thereto. 
Order Book I., page 1. 

At a Court held for Greensville County on 
Thursday the twenty second day of March in 
the Year of our Lord Christ one thousand sever, 
hundred and eighty one, and in the Fifth year 
of the Commonwealth. 

Present. Douglas Wiikins, James Mann. 
William Stark, Wm. Stark junior, John Lucas 
gent, Justices. 

Edmund Wiikins and William Maclin gent, 
named in the Commission of the Peace for the 
County took the Oaths to the Commonwealth 
and of Common Law Chancery and Oyer and 
Terminer according to Law and then took their 
seats accordingly. 

On the motion of Peter Pelham gent he i^ 
appointed Clerk of this Couuty Court, ho 
having taken the oaths to the Commonwealth 
and of his office according to Law. 

The last Will and Testament of Nathaniel 
"Malone deceased was fully proved by the oath 
of Robert Powell a Witness thereto and i^ 
ordered to be recorded. 

Order Book No. I, page 2. 

* * * 

William Fanning, Daniel Sills, Timothy Red- 
ding and Richard Peete (they having first 
sworn) are appointed to appraise in current 
money the estate of Charles Lucas junior 
dece'd according to Law and return the ap- 
praisement thereof to the Court. 

Wilson Shehorn is appointed Surveyor of 
the Road in the room of Benjamin Sykes and 
the hands that belong to the said Road do 
attend and keep the same in repair according 
to Law. 

Order Book No. I, page 3. 

* * * 

At a Court for Greensville County on Thurs- 
day the twenty sixth day of April in the year 
of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred 
and eighty one in the fifth year of the Com- 

Present. William Starke. Edmund Wiikins, 
Wm. Stark junior, John Lucas, Wm. Maclin, 
gent, Justices. 

The last Will and Testament of Seymour 
Powell dece'd was proved according to Law 
hy the Oaths of Daniel Fisher, Thomas Hicks 
and Henry Bass Witnesses thereto, and ordered 
to be recorded. And on motion of James Ran- 
some and John Rogers the Executors herein 
named who made oath thereto according to 
Law r and together with James Mason, Ben- 
jamin Hicks, Francis Dancey their Securities 
entered into and acknowledged their Bond in 
the Penalty of two hundred thousand pounds, 
conditioned as the Law directs. Certificate i=> 
granted them for obtaining a probate thereof 
in due form. 

Order Bock No. I, page 4. 

In M 


Mrs. Sarah Lay Selden died on April 14, 
1914. at her home in Eseanaba, Mack, She was 
born at Lyme, Conn., February 10, 1829, and 
was married to Samuel Hart Selden on June 
17, l$53j moving to Eseanaba in 1S65, where 
the family has lived ever since. It was here 
Mrs. Selden organized and taught the first Sun- 
day School class in Eseanaba. She helped 
organize the first Literary Club, and its meet- 
ings were also held at her home. 

Here also, on January 16, 190S, was founded 
the Lewis Cass Chapter, with Mrs. Selden as 
its first Regent, to which office she was unani- 
mously re-elected each year. . 

Mrs. Anna Baurichter, nee Shaffner, a 
valued member of the Quaker City Chapter, 
died at her home in Philadelphia, on June 
11, 1914. Mrs. Baurichter was also a member 
of the Stephen Decatur Chapter of the Daugh- 
ters of 1812. 

Mrs. Wealthy Merwtn Ives, wife of John 
Ives, died at her ' home on March 6, 1914, 
in her 85th year. Mrs. Ives was an earnest 
worker in the City Mission Society, of 
which she was a former president. She was 
a charter member of Ruth Hart Chapter, 
and the Library Club. Mrs. Ives was the daugh- 
ter of Harriet White and Squire Miles Merwin, 
the latter an officer in the War of 1812. She 
also descended from a long line of Revolution- 
ary ancestors. 

Mrs. Margaret Griswold Barker, a de- 
voted member of Lake Dunmore Chapter, of 
Brandon, Vt., died on December 28, 1913, aged 
71 years. She was a descendant of Jonathan 
Gale. She had represented the chapter many 
times in State Assembly and Continental Con- 
gress, and in her passing the chapter mourns 
a loved and honored member. 

Mrs. Louise Lackland Bronaugh (Mrs. 
C. C.) died at her home in Battle Creek, Mich., 
June 13, 1913. She was a loyal member of the 
Mexico (Missouri) Chapter. 

Miss Nancy Sherrard died at her home in 
Steubenville, Ohio, March 10, 1914, at the ad- 
vanced age of 86 years. 

Her childhood was spent near Steubenville 
and in IS50 sho was graduated from the 
Steubenville Seminary, which was in its day 
one of the foremost schools in the country for 
the training of young women. 

From 1851 to 1874, Miss Sherrard was prin- 
cipal of various schools in Perma., Ohio, Ken- 
tucky and Indiana, and in 1874 she was elected 
principal of the Washington Seminary, which 
position she held until 1897. 

She was a charter member of Washington 
.ughters of the Ameri- 

can Revolution, having affiliated with that in- 
stitution in 1S92. 

Mrs. Amelia Forney Wyly, founder and 
honorary life-regent of the Peter Forney Chap- 
ter, Montgomery, Ala., died on April 27, 19.11-. 

A descendant of Gen. Peter Forney, a gal- 
lant Revolutionary soldier, for whom the chap- 
ter was named, she exemplified in her character 
and life that bravery, loyalty, and devotion to 
duty which was inherent in her ancestry. 

Notwithstanding her advanced age, seventy- 
six years, her mind was clear and alert, and 
her zeal in all religious and patriotic work 
unfailing. Responsive to all calls of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution, the 
magazine? was the special object of her solici- 
tude and interest, and she never lost an op- 
portunity to urge its claims. 

Miss Catherine R. Swinnerton, a well be- 
loved member of Cherry Valley Chapter, Cherry 
Valley, N. Y., died at the Johns Hopkins Hos- 
pital/ Baltimore, Md., on May 20, 1914. 

Buffalo Chapter announces with regret the 
death of four members: 

Miss Sarah H. Rockwood, on April 22, 1914. 

Mrs. Charles Sumner Jones, on May 20, 

Miss Mary Bailey Reyburn, on June 2, 1914. 

Mrs. Sarah Bishop Carl, on July 19, 1914. 

Mrs. Carl was the last of the four Real 
Daughters of the Buffalo Chapter and had she 
lived two days longer would have attained her 
ninetieth year,. having been born July 21, 1824. 

Mrs. Alma Felt McIntyre, wife of Dr. 
G. W. Melntyre of St. Peter, Minn., died on 
July 9, 1914.- Mrs. Melntyre was a member 
of the Richard Soniers Chapter, and was de- 
scended from a long line of New England an- 
cestors. Her Revolutionary ancestor, Joseph 
Felt, served seven years in the war. 

Mrs. Inez Lackey Park Smith, wife of Mr. 
George H. Smith, died on August 14, 1914. 
Mrs. Smith was born in Masaschusetts and 
came of Revolutionary stock. She took an 
active part in patriotic societies, and her bright 
and affable nature drew to her a large circle 
of warm friends. 

Mrs. Smith was a true friend, her keen mind 
and warm heart were always seeking ways to 
encourage her friends and invariably she sought 
and found the good in all. She was a member 
of Spirit of '76 Chapter and held office in the 
chapter several times in recent year3. She served 
as State. treasurer of the Louisiana D. A. R. 
from 1912 to 1914. She also served as vice- 
president of the United States Daughters of 
the War of 1812 and took an active interest 
in all patriotic work. 



The National Society of the 

Daughters of the American Revolution 

Headquarters Memorial Continental Hall, Seventeenth and D Streets, N. W., 

Washington, D. C. 

JSattonal Poarb of iHanagemcnt 

President General 


36 "Gramercy Park, New York, N, Y., aud Memorial Continental Hall, Washington, D. (J 

Vice-Presidents General 

(Term of office expires 1915.) 

Mrs. John Van Landingham, 

500 East Ave., Charlotte, N. C. 
Mks. R. H. Cunningham, 

139 S. Main St., Henderson, Ky. 
Mks. Thomas Dat, 

5S0 Poplar St., Memphis, Tenn. 
Mrs. Thomas Kite, 

Chelsea Place, Delhi, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Mrs. Ehett Goode, 

60 St. Emanuel St., Mobile, Ala. 

Mrs. Allen Putnam Perley, 

' ' Greystone, ' '' Vallamont, Williamsport, Pa. 
Mks. Ben F. Gray, Jr., 

5955 Clemens Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 
Miss Harriet I. Lake, 

Independence, Iowa. 
Mrs. John Lee Dinwiddis, 

Fowler, Ind. 
Mrs. John F. Swift, 

2715 Benvenue Ave., Berkeley, Calif. 

(Term of office expires 1916.) 

Mrs. George Maynaed Minor, Mrs. George T. Smallwood, 

V/aterford, Conn. 3520 Ave. of Presidents, Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Joseph S. Wood, Mrs. Samuel W. Jamison, 

135 S. 2nd Ave., Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 1016 Franklin Road, Roanoke, Va. 

Mrs. Eliza Ferry Leary, Mrs. Charles R. Davis, 

1551 10th Ave. N., Seattle, Wash. St. Peter, Minn. 

Mrs. Charles Clemence Abbott, Mrs. Edmund F. Noel, 

Washington St., Keene, N. H. Lexington, Miss. 

Mrs. Alvin V. Lane, Mrs. William H. Crosby, 

?505 Maple Ave., Dallas, Texas. - 1042 Main St., Racine, Wis. 

Chaplain General 

Mrs. Mary S. Lockwood, 
The Columbia, Washington, D. C 

Recording Secretary General 

Mrs. William C. Boyle, 

Memorial Continental Hall, 

Washington, D. C. 
Organizing Secretary General 
Mrs. Henry L. Mann, 

Memorial Continental Hall, 

Washington, D. C. 

Treasurer General 

yjis. Joseph E. Ransdell, 

Memorial Continental Hall, 

Corresponding Secretary General 

Mrs. Julius C. Burrows, 

Memorial Continental Hall, 

Washington, D. C. 

Registrar General 
Mrs. Gaius M. Brumbaugh, 

Memorial Continental Hall, 

Washington, D, C 

Historian General 

Mrs. Charles Wesley Bassett, 

Memorial Continental Hall, 

Washington, D. 0- 

Washington, D. C. 

Director General in Charge of Report to Smithsonian Institution 

Mrs. Edward Orton, Jr. ; 
The Lincoln, Columbus, Ohio. 

Librarian General 

Mrs. George M. Sternberg, 
Memorial Continental Hall, Washington, D. C. 



State Regents and State Vice-Regents- — 1914-15 

ALABAMA Mrs. Joseph V. Allen, 1006 Crescent Ave., Birmingham. 

Mrs. John G. Winter, Montgomery. 
ARIZONA Mrs. Harry L. Chandler, Mesa. 

ARKANSAS Mrs. Samuel S. Wassell, 107 E. 8th St., Little Rock. 

Miss Stella Pickett Hardy, BatesvUle. 
CALIFORNIA Mrs. Maynard Force Thayer, 651 S. Pasadena Ave., Pasadena. 

Mrs. John C. Lynch, 1S4S University Ave., Berkeley. 
COLORADO Mrs. Winfield S. Tarbell, 1645 Vine St., Denver. 

Mrs. \V. H. Clatworthy, 207 E. Piatt Ave., Ft. Morgan. 
CONNECTICUT Mrs. John Laidlaw Buel, Litchfield. 

Mrs. Charles H. Bissell, Southington. 
DELAWARE Mrs. George C. Hall, St. John 's Rectory, 2300 Boulevard, Wilmington. 

Mrs. George H. Hall, Milford. 
DIST. OF COLUMBIA. Mrs. Frank F. G_reenawalt, 1719 Lanier Place, Washington. 

Miss Janet E. Richards, The Olympia, Washington. 
FLORIDA Mrs. Glenville C. Frissell, Box 261, Miami. 

Mrs. M. W. Carruth, 412 W. Lafayette St., Tampa. 
GEORGIA Mrs. Thadeus C. Parker, Ingleside, Vineville, Macon. 

Mrs. Alexander O. Harper, Dewyrose, Elberton. 
IDAHO Mrs. Charles W. Pursell, Hurtt Apts. No. 4, Boise. 

Mrs. Ward Stone, Caldwell. 
ILLINOIS . Mrs. George T. Page, 127 Flora Ave., Peoria. 

Mrs. Frank W. Bahnsen, 723 20th St., Rock Island. 
INDIANA Mrs. Frances Haberly-Robertson, Spy Run Road, Ft. Wayne. 

Mies. Wiijliam. A. Cullop, Vincennes. 
IOWA Mrs. Robert J. Johnston, Humboldt. 

Mrs. D. A. Collier, 326 Fulton St., Keokuk. 
KANSAS Mrs. George Thachep. Guernsey', Ridgewood, Independence. 

Mrs. William R. Van Tuyl, 310 5th Ave., Leavenworth. 
KENTUCKY Mus. Walter S. Glore, Danville. 

Mf:s. James W. Caperton, Richmond. 
LOUISIANA Mrs. William W. Wallis, 1302 Washington Ave., New Orleans. 

Mrs. Tiley H. Scovell, 1002 Olive St., Shreveport. 
MAINE Mrs. William C. Robinson, North Anson. 

Mrs. Charles W. Steele, Farmington. 
MARYLAND Mrs. Robert G. Hooan, Catonsville. 

Mrs. Robert a. Welsh. Millersville. 
MASSACHUSETTS .-..Mrs. George O. Jenkins, 28 Warren Ave., Whitman. 

Mrs. Charles G. Chick, 1426 River St., Hyde Park. 
MICHIGAN Mrs. Arthur Maxwell Parker, 1691 Jefferson Ave., Detroit. 

Mrs. Harvey J. Campbell, 529 Pipestone St.. Benton Harbor. 
MINNESOTA, Mrs. George C. Squires, 60S Oakland Ave., St. Paul. 

Mrs. Samuel M. Dick, 2215 Bryant Ave., South, Minneapolis. 
MISSISSIPPI Mrs. Andrew Fuller Fox, < ' Elm View, 7 ' West Point. 

Mrs. Thomas Franklin, 1018 3rd Ave., W., Columbus. 
MISSOURI Mrs. Mark S. Salisbury, Independence. 

Mrs. Herbert A. Owen, 1027 Henry St., St. Joseph. 
MONTANA Mrs. Edward A. Morley, 15 S. Benton Ave., Helena. 

Mrs. Charles A. Blackburn, 804 W. Silver St., Butte. 
NEBRASKA Mrs. Warren Perry, 815 4th St., Fairbury. 

Mrs. C H. Aull, 1926 S. 33rd St., Omaha. 

NEVADA Miss Bird M. Wilson, Goldfield. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE ...Mrs. Charles C Goss. 10 Lexington St., Dover. 

Mrss Annie Wallace, Rochester. 
NEW JERSEY Mrs. George W. Gedney, 50 Montclair Ave., Montclair. 

Mrs. WrLLiAM D. Sherrerd, Highland Ave., Haddonfield. 
NEW MEXICO Mrs. Singleton M. Ashenfelter, Silver City. 

Mrs. William II. Pope, Santa Fe. 
NEW YORK Mrs. Willard S. Augsbury, Antwerp. 

Mrs. Charles Fred Boshart, Orchard Place, Lowville. 
NORTH CAROLINA-. . . Mrs. William N. Reynolds, 644 W. 5th St... Winston-Salem. 

Mrs. Arthur Lillington Smith, 702 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 
OHIO Mrs. Kent Hamilton, 2317 Scottwood Ave., Toledo. 

■"Mrs. Austin C Brant, 848 N. Market St., Canton. 


OKLAHOMA Mrs. J. D. Hail, 1325 S. Cheyenne Ave., Tulsa. 

Mrs. Wm. O. Bball, Muskogee. 
OREGON Mrs. John F. Beaumont, 4S1 E. 50th St. X., Portland. 

Mrs. James N. Davis, Sol Hawthorne Ave, Portland. 
PENNSYLVANIA Miss Emma L. Crowell, Oak Lane, Philadelphia. 

Mrs. Anthony Wayne Cook, Hotel Sehenlev, Pittsburgh. 
RHODE ISLAND Mrs. Clovis H. Bowen, 74 Waleott St., Pa'wtucket. 

Mrs. George J. Arnold, 45 Warwick Ave., Edgewood. 
SOUTH CAROLINA ..Mrs. Fred IL Calhoun, Olemson College. 

Mrs. Hugh L. McColl, Bennettsville. 
SOUTH DAKOTA Mrs. Edward B. Keator, 907 Park St., Watertown. 

Mrs. E. St. Clair Snyder, 017 2d St., Watertown. 
TENNESSEE .Mrs. George W. Baxter, Knoxville. 

Mrs. ILallum W. Goodlee, Bells. 
TEXAS Mrs. Andrew Rose, 821 Olive St., Texarkaua. 

Mrs. Charles E. Kelly, 900 Mesa Ave., El Paso. 
UTAH Mrs. Mary M. F. Allen, P. O. Box A, Park City. 

Mrs. L. C. Miller, 943 E. 1st South St., Salt Lake City. 
VERMONT Mrs. Perley Hazen, 5 Highland Ave., St. Johnsbury. 

Mrs. E. R. Pember, Wells. 
VIRGINIA Mrs. J. F. Maupin, 42 N. Court St., Portsmouth. 

Mrs. William A. Smoot, 1111 Oronoco St., Alexandria. 
WASHINGTON Mrs. Henry McCleary, McCleary. 

Mrs. J. W. Macintosh. 1911 9th Ave., Spokane. 
WEST VIRGINIA Mrs. William H. Smith, The Snuggery, Parkersburg. 

Mrs. Charles R. Wilson, 1400 5th Ave., Huntington. 
WISCONSIN Mrs. Edwin H. Van Ostrand, 139 Langdon St., Madison. 

Mrs. John P. Hume, 358 Roval Place, Milwaukee. 
WYOMING Mrs. Henry B. Patten, 1654* Park Road, Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Frank W. Mondell, New Castle. 
ORIENT Mrs. Charles Sumner Lobingier, c/o Judge Lobingier, Shanghai, Chit 

Honorary Officers Elected for Life 

Honorary Presidents General 

Mrs. John W. Foster, Mrs. Donald McLean, 

Mrs. Daniel Manning, Mrs. Matthew T. Scott. 

Honorary President Presiding 

Mrs. Mary V. E. Cabell. 

Honorary Vice-Presidents General 
Mrs. Ellen Hardjn' Walworth, 1894. Mrs. Helen M. Boynton, 1906. 

Mrs. A. Howard Clark, 1895. Mrs. Sara T. Kinney, 1910. 

Mrs. Augusta Danforth Geer, 1896. Mrs. J. Morgan Smith, 1911. 

Mrs. Mildred S. Mathes. 1899. Mrs. Theodore C. Bates, 1913. 

Mrs. Mary S. Lockwood, 1905. Mrs. E. Gaylord Putnam, 1913. 

Mrs. William Lindsay, 1906. Mrs. Wallace Delafield, 1914. 

Mrs. Drayton W. Bushnell, 1914. 


Published once each month, at New York, N. Y. Required by the Act of August 24. 1912. 
Editor, MISS ELIZA O. DENNISTON, Post-Office Addreis, Memorial Continental Kali, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 
Chairman Magazine Committee. MISS FLORENCE G. FINCH, 237 West End Avenue, N. Y. ( and 

Memorial Continental Hall, Washington, D. C. 

Memorial Continental Hal!, Washington, D. C. 

Continental Hall, Washington, D. C. 

Continental Hall, Washington, D. C. 
Known bondholders, mortgagees, and other security holders, holding 1 per cent or more of total 
amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securities: NONF. 

(Signed) (Miss) FLORENCE G. FINCH, Chairman of Daughters of the American 
Revolution Magazine Committee. 
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 30th Say of March, 1914. 

Notary Public, New York County, 
(My commission expires March 30, 1915.) No. 3733. 

National Board of Management 

N. S. D. A. R. 

Regular Meeting, Wednesday, October 7, 1914 

The regular meeting of the National Board 
of Management was called to order by the 
President General, Mrs. William Gumming 
Story, in. the Board Boom of Memorial Con- 
tinental Hall, at 10.30 a. m., Wednesday, Octo- 
ber 7, 1914. 

The President General welcomed the mem- 
bers and referred by name to many of them 
who had come from a distance to attend the 

Mrs. Lockwood, Chaplain General, quoted 
from the proclamation of the President of the 
United States, setting aside Sunday, October 
4, "as a day of prayer and supplication to 
Almighty God to restore once more that con- 
cord amongst men and nations without which 
there can be neither happiness nor true friend- 
ship nor any wholesome fruit of toil or thought 
in the world," and asked permission of the 
Board to read the following by Herman Bidder: 
If our prayers for peace are heard, a great 
burden will be lifted from the women of 
Europe. After all, they pay the greatest 
price. We men sacrifice so recklessly the life 
they create with so much loving care and 
desperate suffering. For each soldier who 
bleeds his life away prematurely, some 
woman has gone down into the valley of 
death to give hirn that life from which hu- 
manity has received so little in return. 

The human body has been reared at a 
cost of suffering, expense, and experience; 
it is an investment of civilization resting 
on years of development; it embodies the 
results of centuries of evolution, and it is 
being wasted more helplessly than the mad- 
dest spendthrift squanders his patrimony. 
It is difficult for a man whose point of view 
toward living things is affected by countless 
generations, imbued with the desire to kill 
and the lust for battle, to look upon this 
frightful carnage and realize the waste from 
the point of view of a woman. 

I confess to a belief that woman should 
have a direct voice in the control of affairs. 
The producer should have a say in the thing 
he or she produces. Woman produces human 
life and war destroys it. If woman had a 
large voice in the counsel of nations there 
would be no dictate, there would be no shib- 
boleth, no war slogan, no dream or necessity 
of empire which' could lead her into the sac- 
rifice of that life of which she and she alone 
knows the real value. 

After reading a verse from the Scriptures, 
the Chaplain General offered the following 
prayer : 

Father of the Universe, Father of the na- 
tions of the earth, Father of its people; we 
lift onr hearts in thanks today for the lov- 
ing care that has hovered over us since we 
have been separated and that has brought us 
together once more in the line of duty. Be 
a help to us in our deliberations to be just 
and true, not only to the better natures 
within us, but that we may be instrumental 
in the uplift of our nation, thereby a bless- 
ing and not a curse to those who are its 
citizens. As we look over the face of this 
fair earth and witness the strife, the bitter- 
ness, and the discord that prevails — the mur- 
derous ravages of war that must leave deso- 
lation, famine, pestilence, over the face of 
this fair earth, may we as members of this 
organization lift our hearts in prayer with 
the thousands of our dear children beseech- 
ing Thee to control the hearts and minds of 
those responsible for this conflict, and bring 
peace and love once more over this fair earth. 
We thank Thee for the peace that reigns over 
our land! Help us to bear in mind and let 
it sink into our hearts how trivial are per- 
sonal strifes, the individual heart hurts com- 
pared with the suffering of nations! 

We pray that Thou wilt help us to hold 
up the hands of our leader in all her en- 
deavors for our betterment, and may all re- 
dound to Thy honor and glory. 
The Board then united in the Lord's Prayer, 
followed by the singing of America, led by Mrs. 

Mrs. Smallwood rose to a question of per- 
sonal privilege, and offered the motion: That 
in this period of world-conflict and financial 
stringency the National Board of Management, 
Daughters of the American Be volution, express 
their approval and co-operation in every effort 
to aid American producers and manufacturers ; 
that they urge women all. over the land to use 
cotton clothing and decoration, and to purchase 
American mad